The Katusha-Alpecin squad will have its first training camp next month when all 26 riders of the final 2018 roster will assemble in Mallorca from December 3 to 15. The team will hold its formal presentation on December 9.
Marcel Kittel will join the squad for the camp, meeting up with fellow German Tony Martin, who also moved across from Patrick Lefevere’s Quick-Step team one year earlier.
Other new recruits include Ian Boswell (Team Sky), Alex Dowsett (Movistar), Nathan Haas (Dimension Data), and neo-pros Willie Smit and Steff Cras.
The team said goodbye to Alexander Kristoff and fellow Norwegian Sven Erik Bystrom, who went to UAE Team Emirates, Michael Morkov (Quick-Step Floors), Rein Taaramae (Direct Energie), Matvey Mamykin (Burgos BH), and Angel Vicioso, who retired. Only Alberto Losada’s 2018 team remains unknown.
Katusha Alpecin for 2018: Maxim Belkov, Jenthe Biermans, Ian Boswell, Steff Cras, Alex Dowsett, Matteo Fabbro, José Gonçalves, Nathan Haas, Marco Haller, Reto Hollenstein, Robert Kišerlovski, Marcel Kittel, Pavel Kochetkov, Viacheslav Kuznetsov, Maurits Lammertink, Tiago Machado, Tony Martin, Marco Mathis, Baptiste Planckaert, Nils Politt, Jhonatan Restrepo, Simon Špilak, Mads Würtz Schmidt, Willie Smit, Rick Zabel, Ilnur Zakarin.
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