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Four athletes of the Marathon-Tula cycling team to join national team’s roster for Tokyo Olympic Games

The coaching staff of the Russian national team announced the national team’s final roster in cycling for the Olympic Games 2021 in Tokyo. It includes four athletes of the Marathon-Tula Cycling Team.

Alexander Dubchenko is announced for the Games as a part of the sprint group in track cycling, Gulnaz Khatuntseva and Diana Klimova are announced as a squad of the tempo group. In road cycling, Tamara Dronova from the Marathon-Tula Cycling Team will be the only rider from Russia.

Athletes Alexander Dubchenko and Diana Klimova have been a part of Marathon-Tula since the foundation of the cycling team, Gulnaz Khatuntseva and Tamara Dronova signed a contract with the team in the middle of this Olympic cycle.

"It is a great result that 4 athletes from the Tula region will be a part of the Russian national team at the Games in Tokyo. The project has fully achieved the goal, which we planned 4 years ago when established the Team. I wish the riders good luck at the Olympic Games, " said Alexey Dyumin, Governor of the Tula Region, head of the Board of Trustees of the Marathon-Tula cycling team.

Alexander Vinokurov, President of the Marathon Group and Marathon-Tula Cycling Team: "We are very happy that several representatives of our Team have joined the Russian national team for the Olympic Games, so long-awaited for athletes around the world. It means that we are able to effectively carry out selection, find specialists and build training processes so that athletes are prepared for the Russian national team and are prepared to participate at the most prestigious competitions. We will cheer our guys at the Olympics."

The Marathon-Tula team was created in 2017 under the patronage of the Governor of the Tula region Alexey Dyumin and with the support of Marathon Group. The main goal of the project is to support young promising riders and help them achieve their sporting heights, including the Tokyo Games, which were postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.