Kreuziger leaves WorldTour, will drive for Gazprom-RusVelo

Michal Červený

Kreuziger has spent the last two years in the South African NTT stable, which, however, has lost its main sponsor and is in danger of bankruptcy. “I wanted to stay, but the situation after the departure of the titular partner is not easy. Negotiations lasted a long time and time flies, it is the second half of November. There are more than 70 quality free riders on the market. , “Kreuziger said on Facebook.

“I am grateful for two years at NTT, the team will remain in my heart. Thanks to the charity Qhubeka, which brought bicycles to African children. I wish the team to keep going and continue,” added the Czech rider, who has passed the Liquigas and Astana teams since 2006. Saxo-Tinkoff, Orica-Scott and NTT (formerly Dimension Data).

Roman Kreuziger during this year’s Tour de France.

Facebook by Roman Kreuziger

“After a failed season, I will do my best for a good restart. I feel great energy and confidence in my ability from the team. They are hungry for success. It is a new impetus for me. Everyone wants to have a two-year contract at WorldTour, three options and I am convinced that I made the right choice, “said Kreuziger, who presented himself for the tenth time this year at the Tour de France and took 109th place.

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His new team has facilities not far from Bardolin, Italy, on Lake Garda, where Kreuziger lives. “I know Ilnur Zakarin and sports director Dmitry Konyshev,” he said. Even in the second division team, he will be able to compete with the elite in big races, including the Grand Tour. “We should start at the spring classics. The team had an invitation for this year as well, but due to extreme workload it did not use it. Gazprom-RusVelo should also present itself at Gira. I will support Zakarin in the stages, I will get space in one-offs,” said the former fifth. male Tour de France i Gira d’Italia.

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He is attracted to the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo. “It’s one of my big goals next year. The track should suit me. The team will help me prepare as best I can. That was one of the reasons why I signed,” said Kreuziger.

Roman Kreuziger in NTT Pro Cycling’s jersey on the Tour de la Provence.

NTT Pro Cycling

He is looking forward to working with 18-year-old Vacek, the reigning junior European time trial champion. “I believe that I will make it easier for him to switch between professionals,” said the former junior world road champion, who is currently training in the Canary Islands.

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