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Friday, February 4, 2011

Eki - t.i.c.h.

Viatcheslav Vladimirovich Ekimov was born 4 February 1966 in Vyborg, Russia.  One of the few Ruskies to penetrate the pro peleton, Eki, earned the title of Russian Cyclist of the Century in 2001.  Eki managed to get himself some Olympic neck bling with two gold medals in individual sprint ('88) and time trial (2000).  He also motored to a few Tour de France stage wins, two of which in the TT.   I got to see him race in the Tour Dupont when they came through western N.C..  I can't remember which year it was, but he was battling it out with Lanceypants and Raul Alcala in a big climb to the finish.  Eki won the Tour Dupont in 1994 and got 2nd in 1995.  His last big race was the Tour de France in 2006.  He is currently  the Directeur Sportif for Radio Shack.  Best cover your ass my friend!
С Днем Рождения Вячеслав Владимирович Екимов!

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