Andrey Kashechkin

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

Andrey Kashechkin
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Kashechkin in the 2011 Tour de Romandie
Personal information
Full nameAndrey Grigorievich Kashechkin
Андрей Григорьевич Кашечкин
NicknameKash
Born (1980-03-21) 21 March 1980 (age 40)
Kyzyl-Orda, Soviet Union
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
2001–2002Domo-Farm Frites
2003Quick-Step–Davitamon
2004–2005Crédit Agricole
2006Liberty Seguros–Würth
2007Astana
2010–2011Lampre–Farnese Vini
2011–2013Astana
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Paris-Nice, 1 stage

BiographyEdit

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.

DopingEdit

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

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2001
1st   Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
2003
1st Stage 2 Tour de Luxembourg
2004
1st Overall Sachsen Tour
1st Grand Prix 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 timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 19 DNF 78 DNF
  Vuelta a España DNF 3 18 89 34
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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