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ALEXANDER VINOKOUROV RUMORS

Expect another unpredictable road race at Rio Olympics

The British were supposed to dominate the Olympic road race in London, ushering sprint ace Mark Cavendish over the lumpy course in the Surrey countryside and delivering him to the finish at Buckingham Palace. Instead, Kazakh rider Alexander Vinokourov boldly broke away for gold. Four years later, things could be even more unpredictable when riders line up at famed Copacabana Beach...
Via CSN Chicago
July 08, 2016

Vincenzo Nibali: There's still time to think about my race programme

Vincenzo Nibali has so far refused to reveal his major goals of the 2016 season. Astana team manager Alexander Vinokourov has told Cyclingnews that Nibali will target the Giro d'Italia, while Fabio Aru is team leader for the Tour de France. However Nibali is also keen to ride the Tour and then go on to ride the Olympic road race in Rio. He has so far refused to accept the idea that...
Via Cycling News
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Astana team presented as Martinelli steps down - gallery

Astana presented their 2016 squad in Kazakstan on Saturday with Vincenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru and Alexander Vinokourov all in attendance. The team also celebrated their ten years in cycling with team manager, Vinokourov leading the celebrations. "It's a special day for us. Ten years in cycling with Astana and we will be an ambassador for expo Astana 2017. It's a great day for us and...
Via Cycling News
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinokourov’s lawyer 'negatively surprised' by comments of corruption charges in the press

News swept through the media Wednesday that Belgian prosecutors have decided that Astana team manager Alexander Vinokourov and Katusha rider Alexandr Kolobnev must stand trial on corruption charges, according to an initial report on Sky Sports News. Astana sent a statement to Cyclingnews that Vinokourov’s lawyer Jean-Louis Lodomez is “negatively surprised” by such reports in...
Via Cycling News
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinokourov denies he told Nibali to find a new team next year

Astana manager Alexander Vinokourov came out in support of embattled team leader Vincenzo Nibali on Thursday, saying he and the team have “full confidence” in the defending Tour de France champion. Vinokourov’s statement came in response to a report in the Spanish newspaper AS, which claimed he had told Nibali to look for a new team for 2016 even though the three-time Grand...
Via Cycling News
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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