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Giro Might be Final Grand Tour Win for Vinokourov

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giro might be final grand tour win for vinokourov 300x200   Giro Might be Final Grand Tour Win for VinokourovThe 36 year old Alexandre Vinokourov is seeing the Giro d’Italia as one of his last chances in winning another Grand Tour. However, he will be riding with Astana teammate Alberto Contador at the Tour de France. With a big smile Vinokourov said, “This has been the first real quiet day,” after winning the first stage of this year’s Giro. “I had to pay attention to avoid the crashes. That gives me one more day in pink. Our team profited from the work of the sprinters’ team. As usual, the finale was a bit nervous,” he added. The day after his victory, he explained, “I attacked because I’m a rider who likes to attack,” His aggressive strategy with in the last 15 kilometers of stage nine gave him the win. Tailing him were Evans, Garzelli and Scarponi among other tough riders.

Vinokourov, the 2006 winner of the Vuelta a Espana and…

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Alexandre Vinokourov bags Liege-Bastogne-Liege

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The winner Alexandre Vinokourov said, “I’ve turned the page.” He caused his team Astana to pull out of the race and was kicked off the second stage win for the 2007 Tour de France because of blood doping.

Vinokourov leaves a pool of all-time favorites well-wishers in awe when he bagged the oldest one-day classic for the second time.

Vinokourov was banned for two years after he won the same title last 2005. Now, he comes back with a blast by finishing first over Alexandre Kolobnev of Russia who finished second and Alejandro Valverde (who won twice) of Spain who stood in third place in just a little over six and a half hours.

Vino who was consistently denying the cause of his suspension is equipped with much strength. His winning the Italy Tour if Trentino, with Kolobnev seemingly alongside him in the final 15 km of the race, is plain proof of that he is…

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