Kashechkin in the 2011 Tour de Romandie
|Full name||Andrey Grigorievich Kashechkin|
Андрей Григорьевич Кашечкин
|Born||21 March 1980|
Kyzyl-Orda, Soviet Union
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
|Vuelta a España, 1 stage |
Paris-Nice, 1 stage
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.
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, and he later signed with them. 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. 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. Later, in the 2012 USADA Report into doping on the US Postal team, affidavits revealed he and others went to training camps set up by Dr. Michelle Ferrari.
- 1st Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
- 1st Stage 2 Tour de Luxembourg
- 1st Overall Sachsen Tour
- 1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
- 3rd Regio Tour International
- 2nd, Young riders classification, Tour de France
- 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
- 3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
- 3rd Overall Dauphine Libere
- 2nd Overall Drei Etappen Rundfahrt Frankfurt
- 1st Stage 2
- 1st ZLM Tour
- 3rd Overall Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional
- 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 timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||—||—||19||—||DNF||—||—||—||—||78||DNF|
|Vuelta a España||DNF||—||—||—||3||—||—||—||18||89||34||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
- 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.
- Thomas, Steve (August 9, 2007). "Kashechkin tests positive for blood doping". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Kashechkin is fired by Astana team". CNN.com. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Kashechkin return to Astana in Vuelta pending". Cyclingnews.com. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Kashechkin reinstated at Astana". cyclingnews.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
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