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Minister of sport Andrei Tchmil

Former pro cyclist Andrei Tchmil is the new minister of sport for Moldova. Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev appointed the 43 year-old to help lead the country's sports program.

After the fall of the USSR, Tchmil held different nationalities, including Moldavian, while going on to win such grand one-day races as the Milano-Sanremo, Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.