Volodymir Gustov

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Volodymir Gustov
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Gustov at the 2005 Rund um den Henninger-Turm.
Personal information
Full name Volodymir Gustov
Володимир Густов
Born (1977-02-15) 15 February 1977 (age 37)
Kiev, Soviet Union
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2000–2005
2006–2008
2009–2010
2011–2012
Fassa Bortolo
Team CSC
Cervélo TestTeam
Saxo Bank-SunGard
Major wins
Regio-Tour (2003)
Giro d'Italia 1 stage (TTT)
Infobox last updated on
13 January 2013

Volodymir Gustov (Ukrainian: Володимир Густов, sometimes transliterated to Volodymyr Hustov; born 15 February 1977 in Kiev) is a Ukrainian professional road bicycle racer, who last rode for UCI ProTeam Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank. He began his career in 2000 with Italian team Fassa Bortolo.

Before the 2002 Tour de Romandie, Gustov was tested with a hematocrit level above fifty percent. This indicates either health problems or doping usage so he was suspended for fifteen days, but in the middle of May, Fassa Bortolo announced that he could ride again. After laboratory tests accredited by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body of cycling, it was stated that his high hematocrit and hemoglobin values were physiologically determined. As his contract ended prior to the 2006 season, former team mate Ivan Basso arranged for him to ride alongside him at Danish Team CSC.

After being selected for the 2008 Tour de France team, he worked for the two Schleck brothers and Carlos Sastre as the race got into the French Alps and Pyrenees.

Career highlights[edit]

1999
10th Overall Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
2000
2nd National Road Race Championships
6th Overall Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda
2001
8th Giro Provincia di Siracusa
10th Overall Tour de Pologne
10th Trofeo dello Scalatore II
2002
4th GP di Lugano
9th Overall Tour de Pologne
9th Giro dell'Emilia
2003
1st Overall Regio-Tour
8th Overall Paris–Nice
10th Giro della Toscana
2006
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 5 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
2007
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Deutschland Tour

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