Sputnik - PBP

RHS - Prostrate at Pie in the Sky after a killer hot day in Oct '02 following an arduous Somersby "Bellbirds" ride.  Polyglot Sergey, who hails from St Petersburg Russia, is obviously knackered, but not a patch on how he would have felt after completing the crème de la crème of endurance road rides - 1,200km Paris Brest Paris over 22/24 August '03 in 87 hrs - 2003 PBP

More 2003 PBP pics

Sergey's wedding pics

Sergey and Anya's 'little bub', Timothy

Sergey completes 1,230km 2011 PBP in 70 hours

More pics of Sergey's 2011 PBP

2014 pics

Post PBP, cause Sputnik is resplendent in PBP jersey.  Pic was taken whilst Sergey visited his homeland of Russia with the latest model Lada in the background.

Sergey in St Petersburg over Xmas 2004


In early, '07 Sergey returned to Australia briefly on a mission.  Over the 4 concurrent w'ends Sergey successfully qualified for the 2007 PBP by completing separate 200km, 300km, 600km and 400km road rides.  In the process Sputnik has lost over 7kgs and is right down to fighting weight. 
Heineken, who has also peeled-off a lot of weight, recently commented that Sergey is hard to shake-off on KOM Climbs.  The above 4 qualifiers are testimony to Arno's professional judgement.

RH pic of Sergey balancing his Sputnik titanium mountain bike at West Head on the day before he flew back to St Petersburg.