Jaroslav Popovich ( Ukrainian : Ярослав Попович) ( Drohobych , January 4 1980 ) is a Ukrainian cyclist .


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Made public for the first time with Popovich when he was in 2001 during the World Cup in Lisbon at the promises he has already won after the second year at the World Championships. the road race, As a promising rider rode an impressive list of achievements, including Paris-Roubaix and several renowned stage races such as the Tour of the Aosta Valley and the Giro delle Regioni .

The cycling season 2002 Popovich started as a professional rider. Instead of choosing a great team Popovich decided to sign with the relatively small a professional contract Agricole - Colnago , where he along with some land and teammates from his pledge period considered more likely to have to develop as a rider. In his first year, he won two smaller rates and was twelfth in the Tour of Italy . In this match, he would be the next two years, achieving his greatest successes: in 2003 he was third in the overall standings, after Gilberto Simoni and Stefano Garzelli , while he was fifth in 2004 and in addition wore the pink jersey for several days.

Although big wins in his early years as a professional rider failed to materialize, Popovich, who both good times can drive, was climbing, and riding on cobblestones, a prized rider with big teams. He eventually chose the Discovery Channel , where he was driving by employing Lance Armstrong , and over time the role of leader could take over. The first big success was with a victory in the Tour of Catalonia . In 2005 he won the best young rider in the Tour de France . After stopping Armstrong Popovych was played as round leader at the Tour de France. His final rankings fell into the water, but he could save his Tour with a stage victory. In the Tour of 2007, he mainly supported his teammate and eventual winner Alberto Contador and was himself the eighth, a feat he in 2008 could not improve as the principal aide to Cadel Evans . In 2009 he signed for Astana, the team include Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong. He rode a strong Tour of Italy in the service of Leipheimer and Armstrong and the Giro ended with a 14th place. In subsequent years Popovych resigned himself more and more in a domestique. When he landed in the same team as Fabian Cancellara , in 2012, he decided to focus on the cobbled classics to drive Cancellara employed. As a servant of Cancellara, he helped the Swiss to a double victory with wins in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix . He drove himself into the spotlight with a 9th place in Gent-Wevelgem .

Important victories edit ]Edit

[1][2]Popovich in Discovery Channel -dress;2000


Results in principal competitions edit ]Edit

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2002 12th 
2003 [4]


2004 5th 
2005 12th 


2006 24 (1)
2007 task  8th 
2008 24th  52 
2009 15th  41st 
2010 84 
2011 63  task 
2012 76th 
2013 133rd  85th 

(*) In brackets number of individual stage wins

Year Milan-San Remo Tour of Flanders Paris-Roubaix Amstel Gold Race Liège-Luik-Bast. Fleche Wallonne World rankings
2004 24th 71 28th 14th
2005 36th (UPT)
2006 80th (UPT)
2007 28th 33 23 37th 49th (UPT)
2008 48th
2009 63 50th 139th (UWR)
2010 30th 103e
2011 23 209th (UWT)
2012 79 83
2013 69th 101e

Trivia edit ]Edit

  • In 2011 Yaroslav Popovych was elected by the fans to 'Most Valuable Domestique' Team RadioShack.
  • Then he drove to the promises Popovych was "The Eddy Merckx of the amateurs', because of its dominance in the amateur circuit and promise including victories in the World Championships and Paris-Roubaix.
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