Friday, January 22, 2010

Support Andrey Sartasov as he Rebuilds his Career

My friend the Russian Andrey Sartasov is currently racing the Tour de San Luis in Argentina. Like many of us, he was caught-up in the doping system but served an honorable two-year suspension and is back in the sport. He's currently competing against all manner of ProTour riders in Argentina, and was caught on film by yesterday.

Sartasov has lived in Chile since 2001, and has a family there. He was once one of the top riders on the best team in that country, Lider-LaPolar, where Edgardo Simon once raced, but has since had to look to Brazil for a ride (the global financial crisis brought cycling in Chile to its knees).

Andrey (r) leading Edgardo Simon (center)

Andrey rides second-in-line as Lider controls the race

Lider-LaPolar presented at the 2004 Vuelta Ciclista Lider in Chile

If you're a cycling fan but jaded by what you've seen in Europe, why not consider following Andrey and lending him your support as he makes his comeback while racing against guys like Danilo Napolitano, Vincenzo Nibali, Filippo Pozzato, Santi Botero and Victor Hugo Peña? You can find Andrey on Facebook here. And as a side note, Michael Rasmussen is also competing anew at the Tour (de San Luis!) with ANOTHER ex-doper and former teammate of mine, Alvaro Tardaguila. Livin' the dream...

- January 20, Stage 3: Fraga - Buena Esperanza 199.7km

1 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Androni-Giocattoli 4:34:52
2 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Katusha
3 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
4 Weimar Roldan (Col) Colombia
5 Edgardo Simon (Arg) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba
6 Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Jamis-Sutter Home
7 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto-Fuji
8 Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD-Neri
9 Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile
10 Francisco Pacheco (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia
11 Luciano A. Pagliarini (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
12 Ignacio Maldonado (Uru) Uruguay
13 Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Miche
14 Crischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse
15 Jorge Martin Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur
16 Pablo Pintos (Uru) Uruguay
17 Arnols Alcolea (Cub) Cuba
18 Rafael Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto-Fuji
19 Jose Serpa (Col) Androni-Giocattoli
20 Nicholas Frey (USA) Jamis-Sutter Home
21 Freddy Buergos (Cub) Cuba
22 Francisco Ramon Chamorro (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
23 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Katusha
24 Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur
25 Henning Bommel (Ger) Germany
26 Carlos Alzate (Col) Colombia
27 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD-Neri
28 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
29 Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
30 Gonzalo Miranda (Chi) Chile
31 Walter Perez (Arg) Argentina
32 Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon-Servetto-Fuji
33 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Katusha
34 Kim Lachmann (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse
35 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni-Giocattoli
36 Martin Garrido (Arg) Argentina 0:00:08
37 Cesar S. Vaquera (Mex) Mexico 0:00:13
38 Raul Granjel (Cub) Cuba
39 Alien Garcia (Cub) Cuba
40 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) ISD-Neri
41 Jose A. De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia
42 Flavio Cardoso (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba
43 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur
44 Gustavo Rodriguez (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia
45 Daniel Diaz (Arg) Argentina
46 Moritz Milatz (Ger) Germany
47 Roberto Pinheiro (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba
48 Yosue Moyano (Arg) Argentina
49 Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba
50 Ignacio Pereyra (Arg) Argentina
51 Alfredo Lucero (Arg) Argentina
52 Emanuel Vona (Ita) ISD-Neri
53 Magno Nazaret (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
54 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse
55 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg) Argentina
56 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo
57 Marcel Kalz (Ger) Germany
58 Jesus Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur
59 Carlos Ochoa (Ven) Androni-Giocattoli
60 Jose Rodrigues (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba
61 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche
62 Mariano De Fino (Uru) Uruguay
63 Ramiro Cabrera (Uru) Uruguay
64 Breno Sidoti (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba
65 Jairo Perez (Col) Colombia
66 Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha
67 Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba
68 Santiago Botero (Col) Colombia
69 Matias Medici (Arg) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
70 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Miche
71 Marco Arriagada (Chi) Chile
72 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur
73 Fernando Cardozo (Uru) Uruguay
74 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Miche
75 Juan P. Suarez (Col) Colombia
76 Edgar H. Treviño (Mex) Mexico
77 Carlos Ospina (Col) Colombia
78 Armando Camargo (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
79 Emanuel Guevera (Arg) Argentina
80 Tiago Fiorilli (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba
81 Fabricio Morandi (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
82 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia
83 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia
84 Alessandro Colo (Ita) ISD-Neri
85 Guido Palma (Arg) Jamis-Sutter Home
86 Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto-Fuji
87 Pascale Muto (Ita) Miche
88 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur
89 Luca Solari (Ita) Androni-Giocattoli
90 Luis Mate (Spa) Androni-Giocattoli
91 Mauricio Morandi (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
92 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse 0:00:25
93 Rafael Escarcega (Mex) Mexico
94 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Katusha
95 Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Miche
96 Robert Bengsch (Ger) Germany
97 Luis Sepulveda (Chi) Chile
98 Roderick Asconegui (Uru) Uruguay
99 Pablo Seisdedos (Chi) Chile
100 Luis Carlos Amorin (Bra) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
101 Victor H. Peña (Col) Colombia
102 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia
103 Vicente Muga (Chi) Chile
104 Stefan Schafer (Ger) Germany
105 Dirk Muller (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse
106 Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse
107 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD-Neri
108 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo
109 Carlos M. Hernandez (Mex) Mexico
110 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
111 Gianpaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto-Fuji
112 Tayler Wren (USA) Jamis-Sutter Home
113 Duarte Gregory (Uru) Uruguay
114 Andrew Guptill (USA) Jamis-Sutter Home
115 Arles Castro (Col) Colombia
116 Antoni Aldape (Mex) Mexico
117 Ricardo Guedes (Uru) Uruguay
118 Ariel Lucero (Arg) Argentina
119 Juan Est. Arango (Col) Colombia
120 Pedro A. Nicasio (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba
121 David Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto-Fuji
122 Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Chile
123 Alvaro Tardaguila (Uru) Uruguay
124 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:35
125 Andrey Sartasov (Rus) Scott - Marcondes Cesar Sao Jose Dos Campos
126 Demis Aleman (Arg) Jamis-Sutter Home
127 Maximiliano Bade (Arg) Argentina
128 Pedro Palma (Chi) Chile 0:00:54
129 Frank Travieso (Cub) Jamis-Sutter Home 0:01:05
130 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo-Galicia 0:00:13
131 Sebastian Lazo (Chi) Chile 0:04:08


  1. So good to see Rasmussen back in the saddle. I always liked his style.

  2. By style, we assume you don't mean his penchant for disappearing acts?! lol. JK. everyone deserves a second chance, repentant or not (Assuming full serving of sanction)


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