Perkins cleared to ride in European Track Championships for Russia

Having announced his intention to switch allegiance from Australia to Russia to race the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in February, Shane Perkins' decision has received clearance from the UCI. Perkins was granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in August and his coach Vladimir Khozov has told Russian news agency TASS the sport's governing body has now also approved the...
Via Cycling News
September 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Shane Perkins granted Russian citizenship by President Putin

Australian track cyclist Shane Perkins has officially been granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, under a presidential decree published on Friday. Perkins, a two-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist, first declared his intention to represent Russia in February, several months after missing out on selection for Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The...
Via Cycling News
August 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Russia recruiting Australian cyclist for Olympic team

MOSCOW (AP) Russia is hoping to recruit former world champion track cyclist Shane Perkins of Australia in a push for medals at the 2020 Olympics. Perkins says in a Facebook statement that he ''will now be riding for Russia,'' alongside a picture of himself in Russian team gear. He adds that the ''Russian Cycling Federation has given me another opportunity to chase my dreams of...
Via Associated Press
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Australian Shane Perkins to ride for Russia in bid for Tokyo 2020 success

Australian 2012 London Olympic medallist Shane Perkins will ride under a Russian license in his bid for Tokyo 2020 success. The track cyclist missed out on a place at the Rio Olympic Games with Cycling Australia deciding on a younger group of sprinters. Perkins could make his debut for Russia at the 2017 Track World Championships in April. Since missing out on the Olympic Games...
Via Cycling News
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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