Vyacheslav Vladimirovich Yekimov
Yekimov started cycling in earnest at the age of twelve and became a professional cyclist in 1990. He was under contract with the following racing teams: Novemail (1993), WordPerfect (1994), Novell (1995), Rabobank (1996), Amica Chips (1999), US Postal (1997/1998 and 2000-2004) and Discovery Channel (2005 / 06).
At the Olympic Games , Jekimow won three gold medals: in 1988 in Seoul as a track driver in the team pursuit, in Sydney in 2000 as a road driver in the individual time trial (ahead of Jan Ullrich and Lance Armstrong ) and in 2004 in Athens , where he was second behind Tyler Hamilton in the individual time trial , and at 38 Years was the oldest participant in the race. In August 2012, Hamilton's Olympic victory was revoked and Jekimov moved up to first place. Jekimow was able to win a national title at the Soviet track championships in the 1988 six-day points race. At that time he started for the IfK Leningrad association .
Jekimow took part in the Tour de France 15 times and finished each time the race. Jekimow won two Tour de France stages and was instrumental in Lance Armstrong's overall tour victories.
After the 2006 tour he announced his retirement as an active athlete and in 2007 he worked as the sporting director of the Discovery Channel team, which was dissolved at the end of the year.
In 2001, Ekimov received an award as "Russian Cyclist of the Century".
- IOC recognizes Hamilton Olympic victory from 2004 on stern.de August 10, 2012 ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- German Cycling Association of the GDR (ed.): The cyclist . No. 20/1988 . Berlin 1988, p. 8 .
- Holczer: Katusha experiment ended prematurely. cycling news, October 8, 2012, accessed October 8, 2012 .
- Ekimov in the database of Radsportseiten.net
- Ekimow as team leader in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Ekimov in the ProCyclingStats.com database
- Ekimov in the database of Sports-Reference (English; archived from the original )
|SURNAME||Yekimov, Vyacheslav Vladimirovich|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Екимов, Вячеслав Владимирович (Russian); Ekimov, Viatcheslav (French)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Russian cyclist and sports director|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4th February 1966|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vyborg , Soviet Union|