Grabovskyy blames drink problem on easy life as a pro

It is time I got my clogs on. After watching Dmytro Grabovskyy win the under 23 World Championship at Madrid I wrote that if he doesn’t go all the way I am a Dutchman. After two seasons with QuickStep  and 2009 with ISD the Ukrainian has yet to win a race.

In an interview with an Italian newspaper the resident of Tuscany has blamed his problems on a battle with the bottle. He says that an an amateur in The Ukraine he trained three times a day and, not surprisingly, he was too tired to socialise. As a pro he trained in the morning, went to the beach in the afternoon and partied at night. He insists that he stuck to wine or beer and kept off the vodka. This strategy was hardly successful as in 2009 he was twice found in an alcholic coma!

Grabo is now training hard with Popovych and Grivko and does six hours most days. Since he started training for 2010 he has done 3000km. Lets hope that this talented rider can get the results he deserves.

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  1. 6 hours a day training —– good to see that Grabo is channelling his addictive personality in the right direction.

    You may not have to change your passport to a Dutch Passport after all Green Jersey.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmytro_Grabovskyy

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