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Tests of Gazprom-RusVelo at Mapei Sport Center

Excellent results for Gazprom-RusVelo in physical-athletic assessment test held at the research center of Mapei Sport in Olgiate Olona (Varese, Italy) on February 26th and March 2nd. The evaluation was carried out by Andrea Morelli, head of laboratory and cycling sector, and it expressed very positive data for riders of the russian team. «We performed monitoring of physiological ​​and postural values», Morelli says. «We analyzed anaerobic, circulatory and respiratory capacity, and we tested maximum heart rate. With these results it will be possible to set the correct pace of training».

Sprinters were checked on the power peaks in the intervals from 6 seconds to assess neuromuscular capacity. The whole team had very positive absolute values, especially Nych Artem and Igor Boev. Very good results, also in relation to Mapei Sport database, for climbers Alexey Rybalkin and Sergei Firsanov, as well as Andrey Solommenikov and Alexander Foliforov. “The Gazprom-RusVelo proved to be a complete team. Its athletes are able to offer very good performance in absolute terms,” Morelli annotates.

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