Andrei Kiwiljow

Andrei Kiwiljow (Russian АндрейКивилёв; * 21. March 1973 in Talducorgan; † 12. March 2003 in Saint Étienne) was a kasachischer (ethnical Russian) wheel running driver.

Kiwiljow became 1998 wheel professional at the French team Festina. Its best season had the Kasache in the year 2001 with Equipe Cofidis: It won the stage running route you south and a stage of the Dauphiné Libéré. With the route following on it de France 2001 belonged to Kiwiljow to a 14-köpfigen group of outliers, which arrived on a stage rained after Pontarlier over 35 minutes before the main field and all favorite. In the consequence defended Kiwiljow with remarkable climbing qualities its projection/lead and finally came into Paris on respectable fourth rank.

Later, in March 2003, Kiwiljow fell and succumbed scarcely two years during the stage running Paris Nice heavily later to its injuries. Running won its friend and compatriot Alexander Winokurow, which dedicated the victory (and also its later third place with the route 2003) to it.

Among other things due to this deadly fall the UCI introduced since long demanded - of many running drivers however again and again rejected - helmet obligation with all its running.


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