Alexandr Kolobnev, winner of the silver medal at the road World Championship in Switzerland, is leaving team Saxo Bank for team Katusha. Kolobnev’s former team manager has given his consent for the switching of teams, as he only had one year remaining on his contract. “I think that Kolobnev will be a good rider for our team. He’s a strong climber for the one-day races. He has twice won the silver at the World Championships. I’m sure that he will do well with Katusha,” says Andrei Tchmil.