Born in 1971 in Almaty (Kazakhstan), he was a professional cyclist from 1993 to 2003 achieving significant results internationally. He has always played in Italian teams such as Navigare - Blue Storm, Alessio and Saeco. In his career he participated to seven editions of the Giro d’Italia, four Vuelta of Spain, two Tour de France, two editions of the World Championships road and two Olympic Games in Atlanta and Sydney. From 2007 onwards he held the position of sports director at the Astana Pro Team.
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