Not all sportsmen find public attention and praise captivating.
Alexander Vinourkov is one of such men as he rarely shows up at interviews and press conferences.
Despite being in charge of one on the biggest and successful teams in the sport of professional cycling, he seems to be a man of few words who finds solace in the sport and cares very little about what others might think about him.
Vinourkov, who is currently in charge of team Astana, has said in an exclusive interview that he believes Nibali can win the Giro d’italia. He expressed his sentiment saying that Nibali’s chances of success at the competition were rapidly growing.
When asked about how he decided that Nibali would aim the Giro, Vinourkov had replied:
“Vincenzo wants to win the Giro d’Italia again. He immediately asked to target the Giro after what happened last year at the Vuelta. He wanted to find new motivation and the Giro d’Italia is something to aim at. Read the rest of this entry »08.12.16
If you have caught images of the latest custom made bike of Alexander Vinokourov you will admit that it is an extravagant piece that is one of a kind.
It is a gold bike that he has received post his victory in the road race of the Olympic Games. The victory that he won in 2012 surely deserves a bike that goes over the top. Many bikers might decide not to draw attention to them and keep their head down to do their work. However, Alexander is of a different mentality. The top bike that he has obtained has been revealed to all his fans and admirers as well as opponents to gawk at, in awe or in envy. The bike has been revealed before the Dubai Tour that is about to start this week. Vino is universally loved, especially in Kazakhstan. Read the rest of this entry » 04.7.15
The Cycling as a sport is losing its credibility with increasing events about doping and other things that makes people uncomfortable during an interview and exclaims that the question being asked or some recording being played is off the record.
In a recent interview of Pat McQuaid that come out in the newspaper this week was not only about the CIRC( Cycling Independent Reform Commission) that was looking into allegations of anti-doping cover-ups and corruption during his term as the resident of Union Cycliste Internationale or UCI which is the governing body of world cycling. It was very clear that just because no evidence was found then that did not mean the UCI would stop and was not looking for any more. Pat had never actually said anything off or on record about things related to anti-doping but only if you go further at the report made by CIRC you understand some of the things that Pat was talking about and that was off record.
When it comes to the war on doping in the peloton Cookson has realized that the UCI presidency will not make much of a difference and that it could go either way. Read the rest of this entry »02.25.15
Questions over BMC is being levelled out by Vinokourov as regarding the clean cycling and the interest which TMC finds at as he believes that cheating is not systematic in his team.
The general manager of Astana, Vinokourov is also furious with the interest of the media regarding the doping record of his team. In fact what he thinks is that the Team Sky and BMC have dual characteristic regarding clean cycling.
As per the performance, four cyclists from Astana have been found to be taking drug that is they have been tested positive in the World Tour Roster as well as the team of Continental of the second tier which happened last year and signals have been given to drive out the team of Kazakhstan from the professional cycling. Questions over the legitimacy of Astana are under scanner.
In fact Vinokourov was also involved in a blood doping test for which he was suspended in 2007. The question of right versus wrong is a bygone idea what strikes is cheating versus goodwill in the sport of cycling as well. Read the rest of this entry »02.16.15
Vinokourov Online video Ranking: 5 / 501.22.15
Team Astana’s Continental Team (lower division cycling team) has been suspended by Alexander Vinokourov after another Astana rider was found guilty of doping. UCI confirmed on the 26th of November, 2014 that Artur Fedosseyev is guilty of utilizing banned steroids.
Previously, four other Astana riders have been tested for doping and all of those test results have been positive. Two of those riders namely Victor Okishev and Ilya Davidenok are a part of Astana Continental Team along with Artur Fedosseyev. On the other hand, the other two riders- Valentin and Maxim Iglinskiy are the ones associated with the Astana WorldTour Team.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport (An Italian newspaper), Alexander Vinokourov is certainly not Astana Continental Team’s manager but he has utilized his power to provisionally suspend the team. Kazakh Cycling Federating actively supported Vinokourov and officially suspended all the activities of the team. Read the rest of this entry »