Galimzyanov Banned For Two Years For Doping

PARIS, Dec 20, 2012 (AFP) - Russian cyclist Denis Galimzyanov, who won the Paris-Brussels race in 2011, has been suspended for two years for doping, the country's anti-doping agency said in a statement on Thursday. The organisation said the ban for the Katusha team sprinter would be backdated to April 13 this year. Galimzyanov tested positive for the banned blood booster erythropoetin … [Read more...]

Galimzyanov Admits Doping, Clears Team

CHARLEROI, Belgium, April 17, 2012 (AFP) - Russian cyclist Denis Galimzyanov on Tuesday admitted doping but cleared his team Katusha of any involvement. Galimzyanov was on Monday provisionally suspended after traces of the blood booster EPO were found in a urine sample following an out-of-competition test on March 22 this year. In a letter in Russian on his team's website, … [Read more...]

Galimzyanov Suspended For Doping EPO

GENEVA, April 16, 2012 (AFP) - Russian cyclist Denis Galimzyanov has been provisionally suspended after traces of the blood booster EPO were found in a urine sample, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Monday. The decision was taken after a laboratory in Cologne published a report indicating that EPO had been detected in an out-of-competition urine sample provided by … [Read more...]

Galimzyanov Wins Paris-Brussels

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BRUSSELS, Sept 10, 2011 (AFP) - Russian sprint specialist Denis Galimzyanov of Team Katusha won the 91st edition of Paris-Brussels semi-classic Saturday to claim the biggest win of his fledgling career. Galimzyanov claimed victory in the 291.5 km race ahead of Belarusian Yauheni Hutarovich and Frenchman Anthony Ravard. Photo: Corvos … [Read more...]

Galimzyanov Wins Tour of Luxembourg 1st Stage

BASCHARAGE, Luxembourg, June 2, 2011 (AFP) - Up-and-coming Russian sprinter Denis Galimzyanov of the Katusha team won the first stage of the Tour of Luxembourg on Thursday. Leopard's Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara, winner of Wednesday's prologue, retained the overall leader's yellow jersey. Tour of Luxembourg results after the 192.8km first stage on Thursday: 1. Denis Galimzyanov … [Read more...]

Goss The Boss On Paris-Nice 3rd Stage

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NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES, France, March 8, 2011 - Australian sprint ace Matthew Goss won the third stage of the Paris-Nice race on Tuesday, a 202.5km ride from Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire to Nuit-Saint-Georges in Burgundy to take the leader's jersey. Goss edged out compatriot Heinrich Haussler and Russian Denis Galimzyanov in a sprint that saw one of the overall race favorites Peter Sagan of Slovakia … [Read more...]

Kiwi Henderson Wins Paris-Nice Second Stage

AMILLY, France, March 7, 2011 - New Zealand's Greg Henderson of the Sky team won a sprint finish on Monday to take the second stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race. Belgian Thomas de Gendt of Vacansoleil holds the leader's jellow jersey after the 199km run from Montfort-l'Amaury, west of Paris, to Amilly in central France. Henderson, already winner of the first sprint last year, … [Read more...]