Alexandre Vinokourov returns to Astana as team confirms its future is secure for 2022

The team boss was ousted in June before now returning a couple of months later

Alexandr Vinokourov
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Alexandre Vinokourov is returning to Astana ahead of the 2022 season only two months after he was ousted from his position as team principal.

The 47-year-old was fired from his position on the eve of the Tour de France, having already survived an earlier coup in 2020 when he was relieved of his duties before being re-instated a few days later due to staff unrest with the decision.

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