UCI WorldTour’s Katusha signs Decca deal

Russian UCI WorldTour cycling team Katusha has entered into a partnership with Belgian cycling apparel manufacturer Decca.

Katusha’s riders will wear Decca performance clothing throughout 2014 under a deal that marks the brand’s return to top level cycling.

From 1970 until the mid-nineties, Decca supplied clothing to a number of high-profile riders including Jan Raas, Sean Kelly, Freddy Maertens and current Katusha team manager Viacheslav Ekimov.

Katusha’s lead rider is Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez, who claimed top spot in the 2013 WorldTour rankings and finished third in this year’s Tour de France.