Ilnur Zakarin leads Katusha-Alpecin at Vuelta a España
Aug 14 2017 09:01 pm CET

Ilnur Zakarin leads Katusha-Alpecin at Vuelta a España
Ilnur Zakarin leads Katusha-Alpecin at Vuelta a España
Photo of Ilnur Zakarin by Katusha-Alpecin

Ilnur Zakarin will lead Katusha-Alpecin's ambitions at the upcoming Vuelta a España, which is set to start in the French city of Nimes on August 19.

The team has selected a mix of experience and talent, with riders like Maxim Belkov, Alberto Losada and Michael Morkov set to look for a balance with youngsters Sven Erik Bystrom and Matvey Mamykin.

The focus of the team will without a doubt be on 27-year-old Zakarin. The Russian finished fifth after a solid Giro d'Italia performance earlier this year and will look for more success in the Vuelta.

This will be Zakarin's first appearance in the Spanish race, and his fifth participation in a grand tour after riding the Giro three times and the Tour de France once.

Zakarin will be assisted by Rein Taaramae. The Estonian has been a strong force for Katusha-Alpecin this season and is set to ride his first grand tour of the year.

The full line-up:

Maxim Belkov
Sven Erik Bystrom
Jose Goncalves
Marco Haller
Alberto Losada
Matvey Mamykin
Michael Morkov
Rein Taaramae
Ilnur Zakarin




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