The striking new RusVelo 2015 team kit was presented recently at the team’s pre-season camp in Peschiera del Garda, Italy.
RusVelo are probably Parentini’s ultimate Test Team. The men and women of the Russian team race across the Globe in top class UCI events, feeding back their insight and experience back to the R&D department at Parentini.
To give the team an even bolder look for their 2015 campaign, the designers at Parentini took influence from the old ‘Red Squad’ Soviet teams of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. These teams dominated the world in tough amateur events such as the Olympics, the Peace Race, Tour de l’Avenir and the Milk Race. It’s a design befitting RusVelo, which was set up as part of the Russian Global Cycling Project, whose aims include the development of cycling in Russia, and the promotion of the country as a world leading sports community.
With so much history now on their shoulders, the young RusVelo riders shouldn’t be lacking in inspiration!
If you want to read some insight into the old Soviet cycling teams, this article is a good starting point