The seventh signing of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA for the next season is The Russian rider Sergei Chernetskii. After six seasons in the World Tour, he arrives to the Spanish team to bring experience to a young block and fight to add victories.
He grew up in the lower categories of his country and became professional in 2013 with Team Katusha where he completed four campaigns in which he won the overall standing of the Tour des Fjords that same year and a stage of the Volta a Catalunya in 2015.
The last two seasons he has competed for Team Astana, where he has continued a progression that has made him a more mature rider. This year his greatest success was the general classification of the Arctic Race of Norway and the third place in the Tour of Guangxi. In addition, he achieved several positions of honor and good performances in Poland or the World Championship in Innsbruck.
Thanks to his experience, Chernetskii will lead the team in hard races to fight for successes in a demanding calendar. He joins the signings of Jon Aberasturi, Matteo Malucelli, Domingos Gonçalves, Alan Banaszek and neoprofessionals Xavi Cañellas and David González.
Sergei Chernetskii: “I have chosen Caja Rural-Seguros RGA to continue my career because it is a good Professional Continental Team to continue improving as a cyclist. For me, 2018 has been my best season, winning Artic Race of Norway and 3rd place in Gree-Tour of Guangxi. My goal for 2019 is to achieve victories for Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, specially in the climb races”.