Happy birthday to Evgeni Berzin who was born on this day in 1970.
Berzin was the first Russian rider to win a Grand Tour event, after winning the 1994 Giro d’Italia in front of Marco Pantani of Italy and Miguel Indurain of Spain. He also finished second in the 1995 Giro d’Italia behind Tony Rominger of Switzerland.
In addition, Berzin won the prestigious 1994 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic, as well as the wearer of the Maillot Jaune for two days during the 1996 Tour de France.
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