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Vyacheslav Vladimirovich Ekimov ( Russian : Вячеслав Владимирович Екимов) ( Vyborg , February 4 1966 ) is a former Russian cyclist and was from 1990 to 2006 professional. He finished his career with the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team , the former team of Lance Armstrong .

In 1992 he won the Championship of Zurich .

Late 2001 Jekimov found himself too old for the pro peloton. He stopped cycling, and became team leader of the small Russian team Itera . Six months later he was back on the bike. And although he was 'already' 37 in 2003, he rode a very good Tour de France , Paris-Roubaix , and he even won the Tour of Netherlands . In total he appeared 15 times at the start of the Tour de France, and every time he got to the finish line. The whole platoon brought this to him a kind of salute by him in 2006 at the first passage on the Champs-Elysees in front of him to run out.

Jekimov late 2012 was appointed as the new general manager of Katyusha . [1]

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Olympics Edit ]Edit

Already in 1988 in Seoul Jekimov won a gold medal in the team pursuit (then the Soviet Union ). At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney , he won the gold medal in the individual time trial . In2004 ( Athens ) he won the silver medal in the time trial, just behind Tyler Hamilton , who was later caught doping, but still allowed to keep his medal because of procedural errors. In August 2012 Hamilton hit his title yet lost, making Jekimov Olympic time trial champion in 2004 has become. Yet [2]

Important victories edit ]Edit

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2003

2004

Results in principal competitions edit ]Edit

Year [http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronde_van_Itali%C3%AB Tour of 

Italy]

[http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronde_van_Frankrijk Tour de 

France]

[http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronde_van_Spanje Tour of 

Spain]

1990 55th 
1991 42e (1)
1992 65th 
1993 35th 
1994 36th 
1995 18th  25th 
1996 21 
1997 44th  64th 
1998 38th  task 
1999 58th  55 (1)
2000 55th 
2001 82 
2002 58th 
2003 76th 
2004 80th 
2005
2006 89th  84 

Trivia edit ]Edit

The name of Jekimov was in the Dutch press often - incorrectly - spelled (and radio and television pronounced) as Ekimov . This was due to the influence of the transcription of Russian names in French, also compare the difference in spelling Dutch of Yeltsin , which in French as Eltsine written.

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