Kirill Pozdnyakov

Kirill Pozdnyakov (born 20 January 1989) is an Azerbaijani former professional racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2013 and 2019 for teams RusVelo, Tarteletto–Isorex and two spells with the Synergy Baku team.[2]

Kirill Pozdnyakov
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Pozdnyakov in 2015
Personal information
Full nameKirill Pozdnyakov
Born (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 31)
Unecha, Russia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional teams
2013Synergy Baku[1]
2016–2018Synergy Baku


In November 2015 Synergy Baku announced that Pozdnyakov would rejoin them for the 2016 season, having been part of the team's squad in its debut season in 2013.[3] He switched from Russian to Azerbaijani nationality in 2017.

Doping violationEdit

In July 2019, the Azerbaijan Cycling Federation announced that he committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation: Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample. The substance was Methylphenidate metabolite. His period of sanction began 11 May 2019, and he received 24 months of Ineligibility.[4]

Major resultsEdit

3rd Grand Prix Impanis-Van Petegem
5th Flèche Ardennaise
1st Overall Tour of China I
1st Stage 6
1st Stage 4 Rás Tailteann
3rd Overall Tour de Taiwan
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Jelajah Malaysia
1st Stage 1
6th Overall Oberösterreich Rundfahrt
1st   Overall Tour of Szeklerland
1st Stages 2 & 3a (ITT)
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Sibiu Cycling Tour
3rd Overall Okolo Slovenska
7th Overall Tour of Croatia
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Tour du Maroc
1st Stages 1 & 4
8th Overall Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Grand Prix Alanya
2nd Overall Five Rings of Moscow
1st Points classification
1st Stage 4
5th Overall Tour du Maroc
7th Overall Tour of Mersin
1st Stage 1
8th Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour


  1. ^ a b Kirill Pozdnyakov at Cycling Archives
  2. ^ "Kirill Pozdnyakov". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Pozdnyakov re-joins Synergy Baku". Synergy Baku. 6 November 2015. Archived from the original on 8 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Sanctions".

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