Hydrochlorothiazide is an unfamiliar term to most Tour de France fans, but the diuretic (commonly used for kidney disease patients) has found its way into the competitive cycling world as an effective method of masking other drug use.Unfortunately, Russian racer Alexandr Kolobnev tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide in a mid-tour test conducted last Wednesday, July 6, leading him to drop out of the race on Monday. Going into Tuesday's stage, Kolobnev was riding in 69th place, but his team...Read Full Story
Alexandr Kolobnev ranked #102 in today's stage of the Tour de France. He completed the ride in 03:34:55. The stage ended in a hotly contested sprint and was won by Alessandro Petacchi. At the end of Stage 4, Alexandr Kolobnev now ranks #73 in the overall general classification. His combined general classification time is 18:32:43. He has a gap of 00:03:48 with yellow jersey holder Fabian Cancellara. Alexandr Kolobnev is competing for Katusha. Tomorrow's stage 5 takes the tour from...Read Full Story
Stage 3 of the 2010 Tour de France was 132-mile race from Wanze, Belgium to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut. The riders had to endure several sections of cobblestones that flattened tires and sent several riders to the ground. Alexandr Kolobnev competed Stage 3 of the 2010 Tour de France today in 04:52:03. He ranked #71 for the stage and had a gap of 00:02:25 from stage winner Thor Hushovd. At the end of Stage 3, Alexandr Kolobnev now ranks #74 in the overall general classification. His...Read Full Story
Alexandr Kolobnev is riding for Team Katusha in the 2010 Tour de France. The team is managed by Andrei Tchmil. Team Katusha will face stiff competition from Astana (with overall favorite Alberto Contador) and Radioshack (with famed Tour vet Lance Armstrong). Radioshack rider Lance Armstrong has announced that this will be his last year in the Tour de France. Armstrong is by far the most famous of all riders in the tour. However, Lance will turn 39 later this year and he realizes that the...Read Full Story
Alexandr Kolobnev (born May 4, 1981) is a Russian professional cyclist who rides for Team Katusha and competes in a variety of international races, including the Tour de France. Find videos, pics and articles on Alexandr Kolobnev here.