In the upcoming 2021 season, the Russian cycling team Gazprom-RusVelo will continue to race on Colnago bicycles. Since 2013 the team has been competing on Colnago bikes and this ongoing partnership will continue next year, the Russian cycling team has announced.

Colnago C64 Gazprom-RusVelo
Colnago C64 will be Gazprom-RusVelo’s regular road bike in the races during the 2021 cycling season. According to the Italian Manufacturer, the C64 frameset is 270 grams lighter than the previous C60 frameset (disc brake versions are being compared here).
Colnago K.one Gazprom RusVelo
The Russian Professional Continental team will use Colnago K.one in the time trials in 2021. According to Colnago, the K.one frame is developed in the wind tunnel using the Colnago engineers’ extensive knowledge of fluid dynamics, to guarantee greater rideability at high speeds. This is the Time Trial bike that the Slovenian Tadej Pogačar rode to victory in the last Time Trial stage of the Tour de France 2020.

Here is the press release by the Russian cycling team:

Gazprom-RusVelo and Colnago extended partnership

In the season 2021 Gazprom-RusVelo will continue to race on the legendary Colnago bicycles. Since 2013 the team has been competing on Colnago and this ongoing partnership will continue next year.

Ernesto Colnago founded our company in order to create the best bikes in the world and to help the best racers achieve their dreams,” said Melissa Moncada Colnago Vice-chairman. “Ever since Colnago was founded, we’ve believed in champions all around the world, and being the bike partner of Gazprom-RusVelo is something we’re very proud of. At Colnago, we strive to create the best bikes for riders, and this year’s Tour was a perfect example of seeing our unparalleled dedication to our work pay off.”

General manager of Gazprom-RusVelo Renat Khamidulin on the extension of the partnership with Colnago: “Maestro Ernesto is not only a sponsor for us but an experienced mentor with the wealth of unique knowledge and who is part of our cycling family. We are glad to continue our partnership with the best bicycle manufacturer in the world, as it was already justified at Tour de France this year and which is definitely a motivation to the riders of our team,” – General manager of Gazprom-RusVelo Renat Khamidulin.

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