Ilnur Zakarin will race at Gazprom-Rusvelo in 2021

The team announced the signing of the rider for the Russian squad, where he already competed in 2013 and 2014 and with which he hopes to continue adding successes in the peloton.


Russian Ilnur Zakarin (Náberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, 31 years old), third in the 2017 Vuelta, will race in the Gazprom-RusVelo for the next two seasons, according to the Russian squad.

Zakarin, currently in the CCC, has achieved stage victories in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia and the aforementioned podium in the Vuelta. Now he returns to the training in which he was active in 2013 and 2014.

"I had an offer to stay on the World Tour, however when Renat Khamidulin contacted me and offered to join Gazprom-RusVelo I changed my mind. It is an exciting feeling to be back with the team that played a vital role in my cycling career. and where I would feel at home, because I know almost all the colleagues in person ".

Zakarin changes of scene with the aim of running the big events in stages and obtaining victories.

"My goal is not just to share my experience, but to achieve new victories with the team. We have already spoken with the team management about the 2021 race schedule. The stage races in the first part of the season will be my main focus and I will do my best to be in my best spring shape. "

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