“Team NOVAK” will take over the tradition and record of the Tuşnad Cycling Team, the name of the most titled Romanian cycling team of the last decade .
“After the continental’s team ten-year existence, I can say that we have achieved our goal. We were the first and only team to take the flag of Romanian cycling to international competitions, gaining no less than 50 podiums at UCI competitions. During these years, when thinking about Eastern European and Romanian cycling , the Tusnad Cycling Team came to mind. I want to thank the main sponsor Apemin Tusnad who trusted us and supported us. At the same time, I want to thank all the sponsors who have believed in us in these 10 years and supported us. Starting from 2018, Team NOVAK will take over the name of the team and will continue to bring the experience, results and projects that we have set for ourselves. This year the Romanian Tour will resume and we want to make a great appearance with the team “, said the five time World Champion Eduard Carol Novak (acting president of the Romanian Cycling Federation).
Two Ukrainians, the main transfers
The Ciucans strengthened for the 2018 season with two top Ukrainian cyclists: Andrii Brataschuk and Oleksandr Prevar, both of whom came from the Continental Team Kolss Cycling Team which disbanded at the end of 2017.
Brataschuk (25 years old) is the vice-champion of Ukraine in 2017 in the road test, while Prevar (27 years old) is already well acquainted with our cycling, with notable results since 2010 at the Romania Tour , Sibiu Tour or Szekler Land Tour. “Because most domestic and Harghita regions races, where we usually train, have a geographically hilly profile, we have opted for two climbers. We may still transfer Ukrainian cyclists from Kolss according with the moment’s strategy. In my opinion, keeping Tanovitchisis is another important advantage because he demonstrated last year what value he has, “said Szabolcs Sebestyén, manager of Team NOVAK.
Team NOVAK for the 2018 season:
Novák Carol Eduard
Nicolae Tanovitchii (Moldova)
Oleksandr Prevar (Ukraine)
Andrii Brataschuk (Ukraine)
Péter László Bartha – U23
Lóránt Balazsi – U23