Artur Ershov and Alexander Serov at the track World’s.
Today is the first day of racing at the UCI track World championships in Cali, Columbia. RusVelo team riders Artur Ershov and Alexander Serov are taking part in arguably the most important race of the indoor season for them, the team pursuit. Serov and Ershov have a lot of experience under their belts, having won multiple podium places of the UCI World Cup and European Championships. They are teaming up with the Kovalev brothers Ivan and Evgeny, representing Russian Helicopters in the squad. The riders of the Russian endurance track team have spent quite a lot of time in Latin America training and racing with the only aim in mind – to get ready for the top event held under the same skies. They rode two stage races and a World Cup. The national team came to Columbia earlier than most of the rivals. The championships will be held on an altitude of more than 1000 meters, which, combined with a renovated surface will guarantee the highest level of competition and a number of records. The team pursuit will be contested among the 13 strongest quartets in the World. The qualification round will start at noon local time. The time difference between Cali and CET is six hours.