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I believe the family lives in Cyprus.
Anyone familiar with russian or Uzbeki surnames who can explain to me if he has his mothers surname or if his dad's surname is just very like his mothers?

Side note: His mother switched nationalities in 2018, according to her Wikipedia page in order to be able to compete in Tokyo.

More side notes: Some googling took me to another page in which former pro cyclist Sergey Klimov is said to be her husband. The article also mentions them having 2 children together whilst her wikipedia entry states she has 3, so I assume Bogdan has hit mother's name.

Even more sidenotes: There apparently is another Olga Zabelinskaya who lives in America and teaches Asian fusion cooking. I was confused for a solid three minutes.

Edit: I'm already hyped to see what Quick-Step will be able to do with a Cypriot national champions jersey.
 
No, that's actually good news. It means that cycling is not virtue signalling.

Which sport has the moral highground? Cycling certainly doesn't, specially with teams like Israel Premier Tech or UAE in the sport. Riders just want to do their thing, they are not accountable for what their statesmen do.
Majority of russian athletes are members of military forces and actually support the war against Ukraine. So they are not out of politics and sports are never out of it and Russia uses this against Ukraine too. Don't say things you know nothing about from other part of the world.
 
Majority of russian athletes are members of military forces and actually support the war against Ukraine. So they are not out of politics and sports are never out of it and Russia uses this against Ukraine too. Don't say things you know nothing about from other part of the world.
Well, this dude's mother is on an Uzbeki squad and riding for the Uzbeki national team whilst (what I assume is his stepdad) is working as a Sports Director for a Swiss Women's team whilst living in Cyprus.
Maybe you should refrain from judging every book by it's cover. I hate Russia just as much as the next guy. But it's not the people who are the problem, it's the government. And this dude seems to be as far away from Russian politics as possible.
 
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Majority of russian athletes are members of military forces and actually support the war against Ukraine. So they are not out of politics and sports are never out of it and Russia uses this against Ukraine too. Don't say things you know nothing about from other part of the world.
That may well be the case for sports in which the national team is the key entity, but it is a bit of a stretch to say that it is the case for the "majority of Russian athletes". Don't lecture us on what to say while you are making wild generalisations.
 
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Well, this dude's mother is on an Uzbeki squad and riding for the Uzbeki national team whilst (what I assume is his stepdad) is working as a Sports Director for a Swiss Women's team whilst living in Cyprus.
Maybe you should refrain from judging every book by it's cover. I hate Russia just as much as the next guy. But it's not the people who are the problem, it's the government. And this dude seems to be as far away from Russian politics as possible.
It's the people, it's always the people. They chose their governments. That's the thing westerns don't realise about Russia at all. You all should lister to the ukrainians, latvians, lithuanians and others who dealt with russians. But it's matter of another topic, so i won't continue it here...
 
It's the people, it's always the people. They chose their governments. That's the thing westerns don't realise about Russia at all. You all should lister to the ukrainians, latvians, lithuanians and others who dealt with russians. But it's matter of another topic, so i won't continue it here...
A bit hard to "choose" a government in a dictatorship

And we don't need to realise *** about Russia at all, I can't talk for all Europeans but I grew up in Belgium. Had to hear all the stories my grandparents and even a fortunate great-grandfather told about WWII. We very much realise what countries like Russia are capable of. They lived the life Ukranians are facing now. But as much as they hated that time, my grandparents always said that there are good guys and bad guys on both sides of the conflict. And they also helped me realise that not everything is as black and white as you think. It's easy to say: "Well, I wouldn't stand for that or have fought for that cause". But it's impossible to place yourself in their shoes. Hate the system, not the people who were unfortunate enough to be born in it.
 
A bit hard to "choose" a government in a dictatorship

And we don't need to realise *** about Russia at all, I can't talk for all Europeans but I grew up in Belgium. Had to hear all the stories my grandparents and even a fortunate great-grandfather told about WWII. We very much realise what countries like Russia are capable of. They lived the life Ukranians are facing now. But as much as they hated that time, my grandparents always said that there are good guys and bad guys on both sides of the conflict. And they also helped me realise that not everything is as black and white as you think. It's easy to say: "Well, I wouldn't stand for that or have fought for that cause". But it's impossible to place yourself in their shoes. Hate the system, not the people who were unfortunate enough to be born in it.
I can't imagine what you're going through being in Ukraine right now. But there are Russians actively seeking to break with the current regime.
And there are also Russians who distanced themself as much as they can from the Regime, which is the case for this youngster. So let's just let this kid live his life instead.
Banning him won't make the war go away.
 
Quick-Step Dev Team signed Bogdan Zabelinskiy. (Son of Olga who has both a silver and bronze Olympic medal in the ITT).

I like him. And purely because he has a name that you would expect more in the NBA than in the World Tour.

His mother is Uzbeki (or however you say it), while he's... Cypriot apparently.

Anyone familiar with russian or Uzbeki surnames who can explain to me if he has his mothers surname or if his dad's surname is just very like his mothers?

Side note: His mother switched nationalities in 2018, according to her Wikipedia page in order to be able to compete in Tokyo.

More side notes: Some googling took me to another page in which former pro cyclist Sergey Klimov is said to be her husband. The article also mentions them having 2 children together whilst her wikipedia entry states she has 3, so I assume Bogdan has hit mother's name.

Even more sidenotes: There apparently is another Olga Zabelinskaya who lives in America and teaches Asian fusion cooking. I was confused for a solid three minutes.

Edit: I'm already hyped to see what Quick-Step will be able to do with a Cypriot national champions jersey.
So the basics are, Olga is the daughter of Sergey Sukhoruchenkov, the two-time Peace Race winner, Olympic road race champion and two-time Tour de l'Avenir winner widely regarded as the greatest climber the Eastern Bloc ever produced. However, he and Olga's mother broke up and she never took his surname, instead keeping her mother's surname growing up, and they never really knew each other until Olga was 16.

Olga was previously married to a cycling coach named Yuri Anoshin, and their marriage was apparently current when she won her Olympic medals in 2012 as she namechecks him in articles during the Olympics. She had two children prior to this (Bogdan in 2004 and Vitaly in 2008) and a third (Evelina) in 2013. It seems that soon after this, however, the couple broke up. I anticipate this is probably why Bogdan has his mother's surname.

Sergey Klimov ran RusVelo in 2016-17 and Cogeas women's team from 2018 onwards, with Zabelinskaya riding for them from 2018 onwards. Not sure if this union is because of them having already got together or if they became close while working together at the team. I can't really square how we get to her having two children with Klimov out of 3 when 2 predate the Olympics when she was with Anoshin. The most likely thing I can think of is that if they didn't marry until 2021, after Bogdan was already 16, so he was not considered a child anymore in Russia.

Either way, she took up the Uzbek licence to compete in the Olympics, because she would have been otherwise prevented - she has a positive test from 2014 in her back pocket and her competing in Rio was already controversial as she'd only just returned from suspension. Since the family have been resident in Cyprus since 2018, Bogdan has qualified for Cypriot nationality on residence rules and taken it in order to be able to compete at World Championships, Olympics and other administrative benefits given current sanction status of Russia.
 
Anyone familiar with russian or Uzbeki surnames who can explain to me if he has his mothers surname or if his dad's surname is just very like his mothers?

Side note: His mother switched nationalities in 2018, according to her Wikipedia page in order to be able to compete in Tokyo.

More side notes: Some googling took me to another page in which former pro cyclist Sergey Klimov is said to be her husband. The article also mentions them having 2 children together whilst her wikipedia entry states she has 3, so I assume Bogdan has hit mother's name.

Even more sidenotes: There apparently is another Olga Zabelinskaya who lives in America and teaches Asian fusion cooking. I was confused for a solid three minutes.

Edit: I'm already hyped to see what Quick-Step will be able to do with a Cypriot national champions jersey.

Zabelinskaya has her mother's surname, as her father, 1980 Olympic champion Sergei Sukhoruchenkov, had split from them when she was born. From what I could find, she has been married to Yuri Anoshin, who has been her coach and a manager, but I don't know if that is still the case.

Sergey Klimov was Zabelinskaya's DS when she rode for Roland/Cogeas, but I don't know if they're closer connected than that, although I can see that at least one website claims they're married. I found his Instagram, which suggests that he's also a resident of Cyprus, but he seems to be married to and have children with someone else.

Slavic surnames usually have both a male and a female form, which is why Bogdan is named Zabelinskiy. Why he and his two siblings, Vitaly and Evelina, don't have their father's surname, whether that be Klimov's, Anoshin's or a third person's, I don't know. I do know that these naming rules can sometimes be an issue for Slavic families that move to another country. The tennis player Caroline Wozniacki should have been named Wozniacka per Polish tradition, but that was not allowed in Denmark.
 
So the basics are, Olga is the daughter of Sergey Sukhoruchenkov, the two-time Peace Race winner, Olympic road race champion and two-time Tour de l'Avenir winner widely regarded as the greatest climber the Eastern Bloc ever produced. However, he and Olga's mother broke up and she never took his surname, instead keeping her mother's surname growing up, and they never really knew each other until Olga was 16.

Olga was previously married to a cycling coach named Yuri Anoshin, and their marriage was apparently current when she won her Olympic medals in 2012 as she namechecks him in articles during the Olympics. She had two children prior to this (Bogdan in 2004 and Vitaly in 2008) and a third (Evelina) in 2013. It seems that soon after this, however, the couple broke up. I anticipate this is probably why Bogdan has his mother's surname.

Sergey Klimov ran RusVelo in 2016-17 and Cogeas women's team from 2018 onwards, with Zabelinskaya riding for them from 2018 onwards. Not sure if this union is because of them having already got together or if they became close while working together at the team. I can't really square how we get to her having two children with Klimov out of 3 when 2 predate the Olympics when she was with Anoshin. The most likely thing I can think of is that if they didn't marry until 2021, after Bogdan was already 16, so he was not considered a child anymore in Russia.

Either way, she took up the Uzbek licence to compete in the Olympics, because she would have been otherwise prevented - she has a positive test from 2014 in her back pocket and her competing in Rio was already controversial as she'd only just returned from suspension. Since the family have been resident in Cyprus since 2018, Bogdan has qualified for Cypriot nationality on residence rules and taken it in order to be able to compete at World Championships, Olympics and other administrative benefits given current sanction status of Russia.

Great minds think alike :D
 
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Well, Hellemose has found a team.


Article in Danish, includes Instagram post in Italian.

Majority of russian athletes are members of military forces and actually support the war against Ukraine.

I would be surprised if Bogdan Zabelinskiy is part of the Russian military forces, given his nationality. And even if he'd only switched to Cypriot nationality to avoid being drafted for military service, wouldn't that be a pretty good indicator that he's in fact against the war?
Bit like Sivakov, who switched to French nationality to show his disaproval of the war.
 
And even if he'd only switched to Cypriot nationality to avoid being drafted for military service, wouldn't that be a pretty good indicator that he's in fact against the war?
Fleeing conscription and potential death on the frontlines can often be a selfish act of self-preservation rather than defiance against the policies of your own government, so not necessarily. I'm sure the are plenty of Russians who supported the invasion in February 2022 but were later trying to avoid being conscripted.
 
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Amanuel Gebreizhabier has extended with Lidl Trek.

With the latest news (Hellemose to club level, Dombrowski retirement) these are the most notable riders without a team for 2024:

Odd Eiking
Jens Reynders
Domenico Pozzovivo
Lukas Postlberger
Julius Johansen
Lotto or Bingola should sign Reynders, even for their devlopment team and do like Alpecin awhile ago with GvK and Vermote
 
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Lotto or Bingola should sign Reynders, even for their devlopment team and do like Alpecin awhile ago with GvK and Vermote
in an interview ~10 days ago Reynders said that he is in talks with ond WT and one PT team, and sounded confident that it works out.

He also mentioned that he would head to Spain for a training camp once the contract is signed, though, and so far he hasn't left Belgium yet.
 
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Didn't postelberger break contract with Jayco because he found a better opportunity elsewhere? Strange that he now has no team.

Of course hope to see Pozzovivo get something.

Odd eiking is also too good to not have a contract at 29. Another career ruined by Jonatan vaugthers
 
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