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Dzhamolidin Abduzhaparov

Full name: Dzhamolidin Abduzhaparov
Original name: Джамолидин Абдужапаров
Nickname(s): The Tashkent Express, The Tashkent Terminator, Abdou
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: February 28, 1964 in Toshkent, Toshkent Shahri, Uzbekistan
Affiliations: VS Toshkent, Toshkent (UZB) / Ceramiche Refin-Mobilvetta, (ITA)
Country: URS Soviet Union, UZB Uzbekistan
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Dzhamolidin Abduzhaparov was one of the fastest sprinters in the professional peloton, racing as a pro from 1990-97. Called “The Tashkent Terror,” he was also somewhat erratic in his final sprints, and was involved in some wild crashes, causing him to have significant rivalries with his fellow riders, notably Laurent Jalabert. Abduzhaparov is one of only four men to have won the points classification at all three of the grand tours – winning at the Tour de France in 1991 and 1993-94, at the Giro d’Italia in 1994, and at the Vuelta a España in 1992. As an amateur, Abdu also won that jersey at the 1988 Peace Race, and competed for the Soviet Union at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, finishing fifth in the road race. Abduzhaparov also won the 1991 Gent-Wevelgem classic.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Soviet Union URS 5
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Uzbekistan UZB 100

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Final Standings 5 at 0:24
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling Uzbekistan Final Standings 100 at 2:57