01 Jul '11, 10am

Efimkin twins to ride again! #TdF stage winner Vladimir joins brother Aleksandr on @teamtype1 in return to #procycling

Efimkin twins to ride again! #TdF stage winner Vladimir joins brother Aleksandr on @teamtype1 in return to #procycling

Vladimir Efimkin signs with Team Type 1 - sanofi ATLANTA, June 29 - Team Type 1 - sanofi has signed Vladimir Efimkin, who returns to professional cycling after nearly a year hiatus, to join up again with his twin brother Aleksandr. A 2008 Tour de France stage winner and the leader of the 2007 Vuelta a Espana for four stages after winning a grueling mountain stage to Lagos de Covadonga, last July Vladimir left a multi-year contract with a top level French team, saying publicly he wanted to spend more time with his family. Vladimir, who lives in Sacramento, California with his wife and young children, said he missed “the joy of racing”, and met with team management in May to discuss coming aboard the squad mid-season. “Everything in my life is great now. My family is settled in California, we’re building a comfortable new home, I have healthy children, and life since I left ...

Full article: http://www.teamtype1.org/news_stories/reports/252.htm

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