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Alexander Vinokourov Will Open 2010 with Tour Méditerranéen

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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….

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Contador and Vinokourov Unveil Astana’s 2010 Jersey

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After Astana’s first training camp came to an end in Pisa, Italy, two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador and his teammate Alexander Vinokourov show a confident new team, and also reveal the team’s colors for the 2010 season. The sky blue color scheme will remain, but the navy blue has been tossed out to make room for more yellow, a nod to the Kazakhstan national colors. The jersey also features Samruk Kazyna and Specialized logos, two of the team’s sponsors. Vinokourov has made it known that he plans to support Contador on his quest for his third Tour title, and Contador also stated that he is ready to defend his title. The team will meet again for another training camp in Spain starting in January….

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Alexander Vinokourov will Race Giro, Wants to Help Contador Win Tour

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Alexander Vinokourov, who helped to start Astana with financial backing from his home Kazakhstan in 2006, has confirmed that he wants to race in the Giro d’Italia, the Ardennes Classic, and he also wants to help teammate Alberto Contador win his third Tour de France. “I am giving myself 100 per cent to the Giro now and then I hope I am going to the Tour de France. For me it would be a big pleasure to return to the Tour of France. I want to help Alberto Contador win,” he said at a press conference in Pisa, Italy. “I will start the Giro for the first time, without pressure; step-by-step. If I have good condition and motivation then maybe I can arrive on the podium. There is not a long time trial, which would suit me. There are lots of mountain stages, but if I…

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