Team Country: Russian Federation Sports Manager: KLIMOV Sergry Category: UCI Professional Continental Teams
Gazprom - RusVelo, a part of the Russian Global Cycling Project, is a Russian road & track cycling team. It was founded in late 2011 and granted UCI Professional Continental status. For its first season 2012 the team signed several ex-Team Katusha riders along with a few ones from Continental Team Itera–Katusha. RusVelo includes both men's and women's rosters. The directors are Viatcheslav Ekimov, Oleg Grishkin, Egon van Kessel from the Netherlands, and Australian Henk Vogels. The General Manager is Heiko Salzwedel. In December 2012, RusVelo's request for a Professional Continental licence for the 2013 season was denied pending a review. The squad were ultimately awarded a Professional Continental licence on 9 January 2013.