Valverde, Scarponi, Petacchi, Rui Costa, Astarloza, DiLuca. But you do have a point, there's fewer of these "success" stories, that ones that are complete oppositeairstream said:Sadly, nowadays only very famous riders like Basso and Contador can come back on ProTour level easily or relatively easily, like Dekker or Kashechkin are doing. Though, I'm certain Kash was invited in Astana mostly for political reason. For all the rest future looks not optimistic. Galimzyanov is unlikely to become an exception.