Gazprom – RusVelo is a national Russian cycling project. It has a Professional Continental Team licence, allowing it to compete in UCI Continental Circuit races and, by invitation, some World Tour events. Active on the professional scene since 2009, it is based in Lugano. In 2016 the team took part in its first Grand Tour – the Giro d’Italia, where it took a stage win with Alexandr Foliforov. It also acquired a several National championship titles within elite and U23 categories.