Abdou’, Doing an Abdou’

What does the phrase “Abdou’, Doing an Abdou'” refer to?

Djamolidin Abdoujaparov crashing while sprinting. (After 1991 final stage of the Tour). the footage was great back then wasn’t it, don’t believe it kids, this is a crap copy of some footage I’ve found on youtube, the crash begins at 1:20 if you want to skip forward… VHS was better than this.


Uses and References

There’s even a band named and a theme tune after him.

Djamolidin Abdoujaparov

The band Abdoujaparov is named after a professional cyclist from Uzbekistan, who was famous for being extremely competitive in sprinting. In fact he was so determined that he would often knock other riders off their bikes with his unusual and erratic riding style. My favourite incident was when he run over a policeman who was trying to take photos at the Tour De France. He was banned from cycling two years ago for drugs offences.

Click HERE to download a free MP3 of the World Famous Abdou Theme Song


Rider Summary

Djamolidine Abdoujaparov
Джамолидин Абдужапаров
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Personal information
Full name Djamolidine Abdoujaparov
Nickname The Tashkent Express, The Tashkent Terror, Abdou[1]
Born 28 February 1964 (age 53)
Tashkent, Soviet Union[1]
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
1990 Alfa Lum
1991–1992 Carrera Jeans–Tassoni
1993 Lampre–Polti
1994 Team Polti–Vaporetto
1995 Novell–Decca–Colnago
1996 Refin–Mobilvetta
1997 Lotto–Mobistar–Isoglass
Major wins
Grand Tours

Tour de France

Points classification (199119931994)
9 individual stages (19911993199419951996)
Giro d’Italia

Points classification (1994)
Intergiro classification (1994)
1 individual stage (1994)
Vuelta a España

Points classification (1992)
7 individual stages (19921993)

One-day races and Classics

Gent–Wevelgem (1991)