His talents were first showcased when winning the world junior title as part of the Soviet Union team in 1987. This alerted the world to his talents, and he turned pro in 1992 with the RUSS-Baïkal team He also placed 2nd in the following two editions of the Italian race.
In 2000 he placed 3rd overall in the Vuelta a España.
Throughout much of his career, he was a client of the controversial Michele Ferrari. He retired in 2005. He currently lives in Córdoba, Spain where he manages a hotel.
World Development = Withdrew.