In 2011 the fans voted Yaroslav Popovych as Most Valuabe Domestique. “Popo“ has the mentality of a warrior. He sacrifices his own chances for those of his teammates and always seems to manage a smile throughout it all.
Popo is an all-around rider. He performs well in the classics (U23 Paris-Roubaix winner and World Champion) as well as uphill (3rd in Tour of Italy 2003). Like other years he will again be ready for the pavé classics and to help Fabian Cancellara. After the classics he will focus on preparing for the Tour de France.