Denis Ramilyevich Galimzyanov (Tatar: Денис Рамил улы Галимҗанов, Russian: Денис Рамильевич Галимзянов; born 7 March 1987 in Yekaterinburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a former Russian racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI ProTeam Team Katusha. He obtained a major victory in the classic Paris–Brussels in 2011, where he imposed himself in a massive sprint after 218.5 kilometers of racing.
Galimzyanov at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk
|Full name||Denis Ramilievitch Galimzianov|
Денис Рамильевич Галимзянов
|Born||7 March 1987|
Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
On 16 April 2012, Galimzyanov was provisionally suspended by the UCI, after testing positive for EPO in an out-of-competition drugs test in March. He admitted the charge the next day and said he took sole responsibility and had acted without the knowledge of his team. In December, it was announced that Galimzyanov was suspended for two years, starting retroactively on 13 April 2012.
He did not return to the peloton after completion of the ban.
- 1st Stage 8 Way to Pekin
- 1st Stage 4b Tour of Bulgaria
- 1st GP Sochi
- 1st Mayor Cup
- 1st Stage 5 Five Rings of Moscow
- 1st Stage 5 Tour de Berlin
- 1st Prologue & Stage 3 Tour of Hainan
- 1st Stage 5 Tour de Normandie
- 1st Overall Five Rings of Moscow
- 1st Stages 1b, 2, 3 & 5
- 1st Stage 3 Bałtyk–Karkonosze Tour
- 1st Stage 1 Tour of Sochi
- 5th Nokere Koerse
- 1st Stage 3 (TTT) Vuelta a Burgos
- 2nd Grand Prix d'Isbergues
- 4th Grand Prix de Denain
- 9th Binche–Tournai–Binche
- 1st Points classification Three Days of De Panne
- 1st Stage 2
- 1st Stage 1 Tour de Luxembourg
- 1st Paris–Brussels
- 1st Points classification Tour of Beijing
- 1st Stage 5
- 2nd Scheldeprijs
- 3rd Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen
- 1st Stage 1 Circuit de la Sarthe
- Shane Stokes (10 September 2011). "Denis Galimzyanov wins Paris-Brussels in mass sprint". Velo Nation. Velo Nation LLC. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- Stokes, Shane (16 April 2012). "Denis Galimzyanov provisionally suspended over EPO A sample positive". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- "Galimzyanov confesses to EPO use". cyclingnews.com. 17 April 2012.
- "Cycling: Denis Galimzyanov banned for two years for doping". Times of India. INDIATIMES. AFP. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
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