Ekimov and Russian Cycling Federation

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According to this article, Viatcheslav Ekimov is running for President of the Russian Cycling Federation (Congress of Federation of Cycling Russia). The link is to a Google translation of an article written in Russian.

The original article is google-translated here.

Hopefully someone else can read Russian and shed more light on what's happening. The Google translation is a bit unclear.
 
Apr 26, 2010
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I am not sure why it is such a big news, how someone would find it interesting enough to ask for more details.

He's basically saying step-by-step his political program, how he's gonna rebuild the sport and who's he going to work with.

Pretty boring stuff really.
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rxgqgxnyfz said:
Are you're sure you don't confuse him with Tyler Hamilton?
Tyler is not running for head of USCF. I find the timing quite strange given that Floyd allegations about USPS team/Lance/Bruyneel would also tend to implicate Eki. Seems an odd time to launch one's political career right in the middle of a scandal.
 
May 13, 2009
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Will he leave Shack for Katusha then?

Actually I don't care, slower day then normal now that all the bike races, world cup matches, and NCAA's are over, and it was the only question that I thought of.
 
Mar 10, 2009
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Beech Mtn said:
Hopefully someone else can read Russian and shed more light on what's happening. The Google translation is a bit unclear.
I'm fluent in Russian (my native language). What exactly is unclear in the article? It's translated reasonably well (for a machine translation anyway).
 
Aug 13, 2009
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Nikolai said:
I'm fluent in Russian (my native language). What exactly is unclear in the article? It's translated reasonably well (for a machine translation anyway).
I agree it is well translated.

The only question I have is will Eki have the national team use his doctor in Valencia or will they use a Russian one?
 
Apr 26, 2010
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amp300 said:
Will he leave Shack for Katusha then?
Yeah, that's what i thought of.

But there is no mention of "Katyusha" anywhere in his program, which means that russian federation doesn't meddle into the team's politics which is a very good thing i think (unlike cycling federation of Kazakhstan that thinks "Astana" is their own backyard to rule).

So i don't think he will be in Katyusha, but he definitely would have to leave Shack to start working as president of national cycling federation.

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Or not. As it happens one can do both. Andrey Chmil works both in Katyusha and as president of cycling federation of Moldova.
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Sep 25, 2009
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amp300 said:
Will he leave Shack for Katusha then?
yep, that’s the only interesting angle here.

i don’t know if he has to join katusha but it seems reasonable to speculate he’ll leave the shack - either because he feels his job security will be gone with la/jb leaving the scene this year with la’s retirement or because he’ll draw a sufficient pay from the russian federation. i also know for a fact there was some friction between him and bruyneel over gusev firing and between him and the federation over gusev not selected for the beijing games

i find it interesting that eki decided to run for a political office after - and this is not well known - he turned down an offer to become a national team coach.

so to summarise, if eki is looking for a job he must be insecure in his present job or wants to step up or both.
 
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rxgqgxnyfz said:
Yeah, that's what i thought of.

Update:

Or not. As it happens one can do both. Andrey Chmil works both in Katyusha and as president of cycling federation of Moldova.
Yes because a 'conflict of interest' assumes a new meaning east of Poland. Tchmil, Konishev, Ekimov etc are just old buddies and do what they want. Eki's RadioShack job is probably a lot of fun but his new one in Moscow will be a serious business. Time to move on and play with the big boys (Itera).
 

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