Articles by Maria Riabinina


David McQuaid: The main goal of Synergy Baku Cycling team is to bring Azeri cycling up to Olympic standards

By Maria Riabinina on May 13, 2013, at 6:59 a.m.
1. David, what are some main goals you strive for while working with the team? Our main goal for this team is to develop Azeri cycling, starting with the country’s best riders. We aim to qualify starters in road and track events for the Rio Olympic Games. In doing so, …

Alexandre Vinokourov: Tour d’Azerbaidjan is a great initiative

By Maria Riabinina on May 13, 2013, at 6:18 a.m.
1. In the road race at the 2012 London Olympics you proved too strong for Mark Cavendish and Fabian Cancellara, and managed to hold off Rigoberto Uran Uran to win gold. It was the sort of career finale that all sportsmen dream of. You’re now 38, but do you think …

Tour d’Azerbaijan finished in Baku

By Maria Riabinina on May 11, 2013, at 11:51 a.m.
The Tour d’Azerbaidjan reached its conclusion in the capital Baku on Sunday. The 144km route of the fifth and final stage comprised a dozen laps of a 12km circuit in the city centre. It ended in triumph for Lithuanian national team rider, Tomas Vaitkus. “Winning is always nice,” enthused Vaitkus, …