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Rusvelo stops racing as title sponsor hunt fails; Gorillas signs with Team Jumbo-Visma

A Team Gazprom-Rusvelo rider prepares for a race in 2017. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images for CYCLASSICS)

The Russian ProTour cycling team formerly known as Gazprom-Rusvelo missed its March 27 deadline to find a new title sponsor and has formally suspended its professional competitive activities.t

Its riders and staff have been released from their contracts and are allowed to compete for other teams.

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