Historic Overview Yaroslav Popovych
Yaroslav Popovych (Ukrainian: Ярослав Попович, born 4 January 1980) is a retired Ukrainian cyclist. From 2012 until 2016 he rode with the UCI ProTour team Trek–Segafredo. He was born in Drohobych, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. Under-23 road race champion in 2001, Popovych turned professional in 2002 with Landbouwkrediet–Colnago, where he performed particularly strongly in the Giro d'Italia, finishing third in 2003. Upon joining Discovery Channel in 2005, his focus switched to the Tour de France, where he won the young riders' classification in 2005 and won stage 12 in 2006. When Discovery Channel folded at the end of 2007, Popovych moved to Silence–Lotto in 2008 and on to Astana in 2009. Popovych also raced for Team RadioShack in 2010 and 2011.