In 2012, Rigoberto Uran surprised the world when he finished second in the Olympic Games road race in London behind Alexander Vinokourov. Although he finished the Giro d'Italia as best young rider and seventh place overall, he was not among the pre-race favourites, but found a perfect companion when he attacked with 8km to go with Kazakhstan's veteran. At just 25, he was outsmarted...
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...
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July 08, 2016
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...
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...
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...
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