Alexander Vinokourov is a well known name in professional cycling, and an infamous name at that. His riding career was marked by Classics wins and Grand Tour stage victories, but a doping positive and subsequent two year ban tainted his palmarès.
Vino remains in the public eye thanks to now being the general manager of WorldTour team Astana. His team is often in the headlines, sometimes positively for its performances but too often for the wrong reasons.
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It was recently announced that the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) had ejected Astana for its disregard of the pressure group’s rules on low cortisol levels when Lars Boom was fielded in its Tour de France squad.
In response to this, Astana said that it had done all it could to stay in the group and has ‘paid the price’ for scandals.
Whatever your opinions on the Kazakh former pro, see how well you know his life and career in this week’s cycling quiz.
All quiz photos by Graham Watson