Historic Overview Roman Kireyev
Roman Kireyev (born 14 February 1987) is a former Kazakhstani road bicycle racer who rode for UCI ProTeam Astana.
On 22 August 2011 Astana announced his retirement from cycling after he had struggled with a back injury. The timing of this announcement caused speculation that Kireyev was forced into retirement to make way for Andrey Kashechkin and Alexander Vinokourov to compete. Before Kireyev's retirement, Astana was afoul of the UCI's rules regarding the maximum number of riders employed by a team.