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Pliushin motivated by Vuelta a Espana

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Alexandr Pliuschin (Team Katusha) on the final climb

Alexandr Pliuschin (Team Katusha) on the final climb (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Moldova road champion Alexandr Pliuschin (Katusha)

Moldova road champion Alexandr Pliuschin (Katusha) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Vuelta a Espana might be a new start for Alexandr Pliuschin. For his second grand tour start after last year's Tour de France, the Moldavian Champion seems to be indeed relaxed and self confident.

An all-rounder, Moldavian notably won the Under-23 Tour of Flanders, in 2007.