Vyacheslav EKIMOV

Russian Federation RUS

Road Cycling

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Seoul 1988
  • Year of Birth
    1966
Olympic Results

Biography

Vyacheslav EKIMOV

Vyacheslav Yekimov first took up cycling in 1980 and immediately made his name as a great pursuiter. He competed against fellow Soviet Gintautas Umaras and thus, despite winning the 1985-87 World Amateur Pursuit Championship, Yekimov was not chosen for the individual pursuit in 1988 at the Seoul Olympics. But together with Umaras, he led the Soviets to the team pursuit title. In late 1989, Yekimov made history when he was allowed to turn professonal. He was chosen to ride for the PDM professional team and immediately became known as one of the fastest road sprinters in the peloton in his first year as a professional. Yekimov had a long career as road professional, winning a gold medal in 2000 and a silver medal in 2004 at the Olympics in the individual time trial, and serving for several years as a lieutenant to Lance Armstrong with the US Postal Service team, in addition to riding in 15 Tours de France, finishing 14. His other major road victories were as follows: 1992 Züri-Metzgete, 1994 Tour DuPont, 1996 and 2000 Three Days of De Panne. In 2001 Yekimov was named Russian Cyclist of the Century.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Athens 2004

#AC
Road Race, Individual
Road Race, Individual Cycling
G
Individual Time Trial
Individual Time Trial Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sydney 2000

#74
Road Race, Individual
Road Race, Individual Cycling
G
Individual Time Trial
Individual Time Trial Cycling
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Seoul 1988

G
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Cycling