Andrey Kashechkin

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Andrey Kashechkin
Andrey Kashechkin-IMG 1814-001.jpg
Kashechkin in the 2011 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full name Andrey Kashechkin
Андрей Кашечкин
Nickname Kash
Born (1980-03-21) March 21, 1980 (age 34)
Kyzyl-Orda, Soviet Union
Height 1.84 m
Weight 72 kg
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2001–2002
2003
2004–2005
2006
2007
2010–2011
2011–2013
Domo-Farm Frites
Quick Step-Davitamon
Crédit Agricole
Liberty Seguros-Würth
Astana
Lampre-Farnese Vini
Astana
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Paris-Nice, 1 stage
Infobox last updated on
1 January 2014

Andrey Kashechkin (Kazakh: Андрей Кашечкин, born March 21, 1980) is a Kazakhstani road racing cyclist, who last rode for the UCI ProTour team Astana.[1]

Biography[edit]

Kashechkin was born in Kyzyl-Orda, in the former Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.

After the junior World Championships at Valkenburg, Kashechkin moved to Belgium, where he turned pro in 2001 with the Domo-Farm Frites team. In 2003, he moved to Quick Step-Davitamon, and the following year to French squad Crédit Agricole.

After two seasons in that team, Kashechkin joined Liberty Seguros-Würth, where he posted good results throughout the 2006 season.

Kashechkin was in 8th place in the overall classification after 15 stages of the 2007 Tour de France. However, his Tour was ended when his Astana team withdrew from the event after team leader Alexander Vinokourov tested positive for blood doping.

Doping[edit]

In August 2007, Kashechkin tested positive for blood doping after 2007 Tour de France.[2] He was fired from Astana on August 31 after his B-sample also tested positive.[3]

Kashechkin intended to return to pro cycling in the middle of 2009, but was unable to find a team. In June 2010, it was reported that Kashechkin was in negotiations with Lampre-Farnese Vini,[4] and he later signed with them.[5] In the middle of the 2011 season, however, Lampre released him and he re-signed with Astana in order to ride the Vuelta a España.[6] He had some trouble again at Astana in 2012 and was sidelined after refusing to sign an ethical agreement, although eventually the team reinstated him once he complied.[7]

Palmarès[edit]

2003
1st Stage 2 Tour de Luxembourg
2004
1st Overall Sachsen Tour
1st GP de Fourmies
3rd Regio Tour International
2005
2nd, Young riders classification, Tour de France
2006
 Kazakhstan National road race champion
1st Stage 6 Paris-Nice
3rd Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 18
3rd Overall Deutschland Tour
3rd Clásica de San Sebastián
2007
3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
3rd Overall Dauphine Libere
2009
2nd Overall Drei Etappen Rundfahrt Frankfurt
1st Stage 2
2010
1st ZLM Tour
3rd Overall Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional
2012
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional
1st Stage 1 Giro della Valle d'Aosta
1st Stage 2 Tour of Bulgaria

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro - - - - - - - - - - - -
Yellow jersey Tour - - - 19 - WD - - - - 78 WD
red jersey Vuelta WD - - - 3 - - - 18 89 34 -

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fotheringham, Alasdair (5 November 2013). "Astana plans to cause problems for Sky in 2014". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 1 January 2014. "One rider who will not be part of the Astana roster - according to Martinelli - is Andrey Kashechkin." 
  2. ^ Thomas, Steve (August 9, 2007). "Kashechkin tests positive for blood doping". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kashechkin is fired by Astana team". CNN.com. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  4. ^ http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/06/news/lampre-confirms-talks-with-kashechkin_121523
  5. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kashechkin-signs-with-lampre-farnese-vini
  6. ^ "Kashechkin return to Astana in Vuelta pending". Cyclingnews.com. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kashechkin reinstated at Astana". cyclingnews.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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