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Cycling: Astana Pro Team 2013 squad presented in Astana

Astana Team intends to win all races in 2013 and consists of an excellent squad that is prepared both for one-day and marathon races.

Cycling: Astana Pro Team 2013 squad presented in Astana
Alexander Shefer. Photo courtesy of astanafans.com
Cycling: Both professionals and newcomers riding new bicycles: Alexander Shefer

Part of Astana cyclists will start the new season in Santos Down Under Tour that in Australia.

Cycling: Both professionals and newcomers riding new bicycles: Alexander Shefer
Kazakhstan cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Cycling: Presentation of Astana team to be held on December 13: Vinokourov

Astana team will be training in Sardinia on December 2-12 and the presentation of the team will take place in Astana on December 13.

Cycling: Presentation of Astana team to be held on December 13: Vinokourov
Evan Huffman. Photo courtesy of cyclingnews.com
Cycling: Astana signed contract with American champion

Evan Huffman, champion of the United States in U-23 category in time trial and road racing, will ride for Astana in 2013-2014 season.

Cycling: Astana signed contract with American champion
Vinokourov will go to court over his 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory
Vinokourov will go to court over his 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory

Vinokourov is going to file a law suit against the magazines that accused him of bribing Alexandre Kolobnev into ceding the victory.

Vinokourov will go to court over his 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege victory
Kazakhstan cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Cycling: Kazakhstan Sport and Physical Culture Agency will defend Vinokourov: Yermegiyayev

Kazakhstan Agency for Sports and Physical Education will defend and support Kazakhstan athlete even if the alleged bribery is proved.

Cycling: Kazakhstan Sport and Physical Culture Agency will defend Vinokourov: Yermegiyayev
Kazakhstan cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov. ©Vesti.kz
Cycling: Kazakhstan Federation responded to Vinokourov’s case

Kazakhstan Cycling Federation keeps track of the investigation of Vinokourov's case that is conducted by the International Cycling Union.

Cycling: Kazakhstan Federation responded to Vinokourov’s case
Cycling: Aleksey Lutsenko gets apartment for World Championship victory
Cycling: Aleksey Lutsenko gets apartment for World Championship victory

Kazakhstan cyclist Aleksey Lutsenko became 2012 under 23 world champion at Limburg, Holland.

Cycling: Aleksey Lutsenko gets apartment for World Championship victory
Fredrik Kessiakoff. ©REUTERS
Cycling: Astana's Kessiakoff came second in Giro dell’Emilia

Fredrik Kessiakoff, Kazakhstan Pro Team Astana cyclist, finished second in the Giro dell’Emilia one-day race in Italy.

Cycling: Astana's Kessiakoff came second in Giro dell’Emilia
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Cycling: Vinokourov suggested to hold Tour of Almaty and invite world famous cyclists

Kazakhstan's cyclist Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov said that the race could be held in September 2013 in the city of Almaty.

Cycling: Vinokourov suggested to hold Tour of Almaty and invite world famous cyclists
Aleksey Lutsenko. Photo courtesy of  astanafans.com
Cycling: Kazakhstan's Lutsenko became world champion in group road cycling

Kazakhstan cyclist Aleksey Lutsenko won the group race at UCI Road World Championship (U-23) held in Holland.

Cycling: Kazakhstan's Lutsenko became world champion in group road cycling
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Cycling: Maksat Ayazbayev from Astana team won Tour of Bulgaria

Maksat Ayazbayev, Astana team cyclist, won 2012 Tour of Bulgaria race.

Cycling: Maksat Ayazbayev from Astana team won Tour of Bulgaria
Ilya Ilyin and Alexandre Vinokourov. Photo courtesy of astanafans.com
Ilya Ilyin will take part in Almaty bike ride

Two Olympic champions weightlifter Ilya Ilyin and cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov will take part in the bike ride to be held in Almaty on September 16, 2012.

Ilya Ilyin will take part in Almaty bike ride
Vinikourov likely to become MP
Vinikourov likely to become MP

If Alexandre Vinokourov agrees it is quit likely that he would become a Majilis (lower chamber) deputy soon.

Vinikourov likely to become MP
Cycling: Alexandre Vinokourov enrolled at prestigious University
Cycling: Alexandre Vinokourov enrolled at prestigious University

Kazakhstan’s cyclist and Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov is going to take a Master's Degree course at Astana Eurasian National University.

Cycling: Alexandre Vinokourov enrolled at prestigious University
Kazakhstan cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Cycling: Vinokourov to become general manager of Astana cycling team

Kazakhstan cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov will be appointed Astana cycling team's general manager this September.

Cycling: Vinokourov to become general manager of Astana cycling team
Fans are greeting and taking autographs of Olimpyc champion Alexandre Vinokourov. ©Tengrinews.kz
Akim of North Kazakhstan oblast presented Vinokourov with Toyota Land Cruiser

Kazakhstan’s cyclist and 2012 Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov was honored in Petropavlovsk on August 23.

Akim of North Kazakhstan oblast presented Vinokourov with Toyota Land Cruiser
Alexandre Vinokourov. ©REUTERS/Robert Pratta
Almaty Cycling Club to be named after Vinokourov

Akim (Mayor) of Almaty city Akhmetzhan Yessimov congratulated Vinokourov on his victory at the Olympics.

Almaty Cycling Club to be named after Vinokourov
Alexandre Vinokourov during the honoring ceremony in Astana. ©Danial Okassov
Cycling: Alexandre Vinokourov will auction out his Olympic bicycle before his birthday

Kazakhstan cyclist and Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov is going to have farewell ceremony to celebrate his retirement in September.

Cycling: Alexandre Vinokourov will auction out his Olympic bicycle before his birthday
Kazakhstan cyclist and Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov. ©Vesti.kz
Cycling: Aleksandr Vinokourov will arrange races in 3 Kazakhstan cities

Alexandre Vinokourov confirmed his intention to retire and told about his future plans at a press-conference in Almaty.

Cycling: Aleksandr Vinokourov will arrange races in 3 Kazakhstan cities