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Tour Down Under: Freire brings to Katusha the first victory of 2012

First victory in the 2012 season for Katusha Team: Oscar Freire was the fastest in Tour Down Under´s fourth stage, from Norwood to Tanunda, decided by a bunch sprint. The Russian Team was active since the first kilometres of the race: Gatis Smukulis took part to the daily breakaway, which started after 28 kilometres from the start, reaching a peak of 4´. The escape was neutralized 30 kilometres on 130 to go, just before the beginning of the first category climb which characterized the stage´s profile: the mountain made a good selection in the group, leaving just 48 riders to fight for win on Tanunda´s finishing line. Katusha Team was able to take the group ahead under control thanks to the presence of Belkov, Florencio, Vorganov, Caruso and Freire: the latter, at the final sprint, was able to take a great victory defeating Gerald Ciolek (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) and Daniele Bennati (RadioShack-Nissan), respectevely second and third. In general classification, Freire moved to the second position together with Michael Matthews (Rabobank), 2´´ far from the new leader Martin Kohler (BMC): tomorrow´s stage, the last but one, will be crucial on the final result.

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Katusha renewed its status as World Tour team

Yesterday, 21st November, as a result of the hearings held on 15th, 16th and 18th November 2011, the UCI Licensing Commission official announced that Russian Katusha Team was granted by the new UCI World Tour license for next 4 years.

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Katusha Team signed Denis Menchov

Katusha Team and Russian rider Denis Menchov have reached a common agreement; according to it, the best domestic specialist in Grand Tours will join Russian World Tour team in 2012.

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