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“You taught me not to give up, to always achieve the goal”

“You taught me not to give up, to always achieve the goal”

Andrey Zeits is one of the veterans (36 years) of the peloton. The Kazakh from the Astana team turned professional in 2008 and has been in the same structure since then… except for 2020 and 2021. who rode on the BikeExchange. He later returned home where he considers his second family. Always at the service of their leaders. He has a total of twenty major tours under his belt: three Tours, nine Giros and nine other Tours, with one special feature: he has finished them all. In this edition of the Spanish round he is on his way to completing round 21. Due to his extensive cycling career, he was always at the service of other colleagues. Zeits enters his final seasons as a professional this season, with doubts about whether he will be in the peloton in 2024.

Zeits, with Nicola Epicureo (Santini Spain)Cxcling creative agency

For all this he received the Solidarity Jersey (www.maillotsolidario.org), a project of La Vuelta, Bicycles Without Borders and AS, with the aim of increasing the number and improvement of bicycles in Senegal so that children and young people can use this medium Education centers. He picked it up at the exit from Formigal. “This is a great initiative. Our sport is diverse and not everything revolves around the result. Of course, the result is the decisive point, the measure of success or failure. But beyond the results, cycling is a big part of life, in which human qualities and human stories become an example for others, a motivation that moves society forward. In my case, they taught me from a young age to always reach the finish line and not give up, and that’s why I always fight to finish the grand tours. said the Kazakh.

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