Aleksandr Gusyatnikov

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Aleksandr Gusyatnikov
Aleksandr Gusyatnikov 1977.jpg
Aleksandr Gusyatnikov in 1977
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Mikhailovich Gusyatnikov
Born (1951-10-05) 5 October 1951 (age 66)
Orenburg, Russia
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
1970–1984 Soviet Union National Team

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Gusyatnikov (Russian: Александр Михайлович Гусятников born 5 October 1951) is a retired Russian road cyclist. He won the races of Rás Tailteann (1970), Ruban Granitier Breton (1975), Circuit de Saône-et-Loire (1976) and the Tour of Bulgaria (1976).[1] He was part of the Soviet team that won the Peace Race in 1972 and 1975–1978.[2]

After retirement from competition he worked as a coach and between 1985 and 1988 trained the Soviet team. Then for 12 years he was involved with various professional cycling teams. Between 2000 and 2010 he was president and after 2010 vice-president of the Russian Cycling Federation.[3] During that time he was also a member of Union Européenne de Cyclisme. For his achievements he was awarded the Order of Friendship.[4]

He is married and has two sons Mikhail and Konstantin; Mikhail is a martial arts practitioner whereas Konstantin is an ice hockey player.[5]