The bicycle racer Andrey Grivko became the first of the Nikolaev athletes - Olympians who after Games-2008 in Beijing started on large international competitions.
He as a part of the professional team "Tim Milram" these days participates in one of three most prestigious cycle multi-day races - "Vuelta".
Before the most extended of "Vuelta's" 21 pieces - the seventh stage 233,2 kilometers long from Barbastro to Andorra - Grivko in general classification took 15-е a place. But that mountain stage rejected it on 47-ю a position. Sunday, the eighth, a stage - Andorra - Pla de Beret 151 km long - nikolayevets finished 52 - m with lag from the winner of a stage Frenchman David Monkotye 11 minutes and 43 seconds.
"Vuelta". General classification. After seven stages:
1. L. Lefaymer (USA) - 28:20.03
2. A. Kontador (Spain) - 0.21
3. A. Valverde (Spain) - 0.49
43. V. Gustov (Ukraine) - 21.55
52. A. Grivko (Ukraine, Nikolaev) - 26.48
54. Ya. Popovic (Ukraine) - 27.15
In race there were 162 racers.