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Ilnur Zakarin

Birthdate 15.09.1989
Height & weight 187 cm | 67 KG
Speciality Climber
Country Russia

Ilnur Zakarin brings a wealth of experience as well as Grand Tour and stage race success to CCC Team in 2020.

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Ilnur Zakarin

Ilnur Zakarin brings a wealth of experience as well as Grand Tour and stage race success to CCC Team in 2020. The 30-year-old Russian has finished in the top ten at all three Grand Tours, including third place at the Vuelta a España in 2017, and has a Tour de France stage win (2016) and two Giro d’Italia stage wins (2019, 2015) to his name.

The former winner of Tour de Romandie will start a new chapter in his career with CCC Team, having spent his entire career since turning professional in 2012 with Russian teams, and will take his place as the team’s stage race leader.

I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…

I started cycling at school and there were highs and lows, but I realized that I want to be a cyclist 100% only after my graduation.

My greatest racing memory is…

The most epic memory is Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 2015 where I realized that I can compete with the best of the best.

The race I dream of winning is…

To win any of the Grand Tours is a dream! It’s a dream from my childhood.

If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…

It’s difficult to say, I am interested in business so probably I would find my own project in the sports industry or a restaurant/bar. Actually it’s a good question, I will think about it.

 

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