Kazakh rider Alexander Vinokourov will open his 2010 season with the Tour Méditerranéen in February, in preparation to race his first Giro d’Italia. He rode the Tour Med nine years ago, finishing in 44th place, 4:46 behind winner Davide Rebellin. From the Tour Med, Vinokourov ride the Tirreno-Adriatico in March, and the Giro di Trentino in April. He will also try to repeat his 2005 win in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege. 36-year-old Vinokourov will then ride his first Giro d’Italia, from May 8th to 30th.