The second team in UCI world rankings, only Russian World Tour team Katusha, which has received a refusal on the request for the 2013 World Tour license, intends to draw attention of the cycling community worldwide in order to restore justice and retreat Katusha the first division license.
Within a week after the License Committee unlawful decision Katusha Team has received great support not only from its sponsors and fans but also from the representatives of the world’s cycling management structures such as the European Cycling Union, UCI Management Committee, a number of national cycling federations and the Russian Olympic Committee.
Now, Katusha has addressed a letter to World and European Tour cycling teams, urging them to take part in the flash mob “Supporting Katusha – Supporting Russia”.
In a situation, when the UCI License Commission hadn't found it necessary to provide any reasons for its decision within a whole week, every single member of the world cycling society can not stay indifferent. After all, this situation clearly reveals serious problems in global cycling and proves that this could happen to any team.