Andrey Kashechkin

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Infobox cyclist Andrey Kashechkin (Template:Lang-kz, born March 21, 1980) is a Kazakhstani road racing cyclist, who last rode for the UCI ProTour team Template:Ct.[1]


Kashechkin was born in Kyzyl-Orda, in the former Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.

After the junior World Championships at Valkenburg, Kashechkin moved to Belgium, where he turned pro in 2001 with the Domo-Farm Frites team. In 2003, he moved to Template:Ct, and the following year to French squad Template:Ct.

After two seasons in that team, Kashechkin joined Template:Ct, where he posted good results throughout the 2006 season.

Kashechkin was in 8th place in the overall classification after 15 stages of the 2007 Tour de France. However, his Tour was ended when his Template:Ct team withdrew from the event after team leader Alexander Vinokourov tested positive for blood doping.


In August 2007, Kashechkin tested positive for blood doping after 2007 Tour de France.[2] He was fired from Astana on August 31 after his B-sample also tested positive.[3]

Kashechkin intended to return to pro cycling in the middle of 2009, but was unable to find a team. In June 2010, it was reported that Kashechkin was in negotiations with Template:Ct,[4] and he later signed with them.[5] In the middle of the 2011 season, however, Lampre released him and he re-signed with Astana in order to ride the Vuelta a España.[6] He had some trouble again at Astana in 2012 and was sidelined after refusing to sign an ethical agreement, although eventually the team reinstated him once he complied.[7] Later, in the 2012 USADA Report into doping on the US Postal team, affidavits revealed he and others went to training camps set up by Dr. Michelle Ferrari.

Career achievements

Major results


1st 20px Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Stage 2 Tour de Luxembourg
1st Overall Sachsen Tour
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
3rd Regio Tour International
2nd, Young riders classification, Tour de France
Template:KAZ National road race champion
1st Stage 6 Paris-Nice
3rd Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stage 18
3rd Overall Deutschland Tour
3rd Clásica de San Sebastián
3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
3rd Overall Dauphine Libere
2nd Overall Drei Etappen Rundfahrt Frankfurt
1st Stage 2
1st ZLM Tour
3rd Overall Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional
1st Stage 1 Giro della Valle d'Aosta
1st Stage 2 Tour of Bulgaria


Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
20px Giro d'Italia
20px Tour de France 19 DNF 78 DNF
20px Vuelta a España DNF 3 18 89 34
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

See also



External links

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