Those guys are hard as nails. I remember an interview with Tegsh-bayar Batsaikhan when he talks how he and other Mongolian riders still train on the open roads around Ulan Bator during the winter when the temperatur his -20 to -25° C (there also isn't a Velodrome in Mongolia where he could train on the track).I hope Astana will take some Mongolian riders one day. Historically Maral-Erdene Batmunkh is the best but Jambaljamts Sainbayar was great at the Leuven world's.
Good signing, Conti is a quality rider.
That seems like such a random transfer.Apparently Kevin Rivera has signed a 2 year contract with Gazprom
Zakarin jumps to mind, but he's the only one. If Velasco will sign with Astana as rumoured than that would make 3 riders in all those years.That seems like such a random transfer.
A few years ago he was seen as the next big Androni thing after Bernal and Sosa. I don't think Gazprom has ever worked out for a rider as a place to be to make a big step forward apart from Vlasov.
Wasted opportunity. Could've got another 3 years if he'd gone to ISNKreuziger is going to Bahrain... to be Sports Director.
He is based in Italy during the season and so is Gazprom. Maybe he started training with some of the Italians on that team, they told the team that he was good, they looked at his numbers (he's supposed to have a higher Vo2max than Bernal and Dani Martinez, who both have one around 90) and decided that they were good enough to try give him a chance.Good signing, Conti is a quality rider.
Apparently Kevin Rivera has signed a 2 year contract with Gazprom. He had Covid during the winter and according to himself he suffered from long Covid, Bardiani on the other hand claimed that he just lacked motivation to train (the team has been pretty bad since Ciccone left).
Perhaps we'll finally get that rider presentation with back-up singers?Turns out, Nizzolo isn't actually going to Israel as a bike rider!
Campenaerts returns to Lotto Soudal, Nizzolo sings for Israel | Cycling Today Official
Surely, if anyone was gonna sing for that team, it should be Fuglsang.