Kreuziger to take Contador's spot at Astana

Roman Kreuziger and Lance Armstrong on Stockeu, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

Czech Roman Kreuziger will take over Alberto Contador's spot as Tour de France captain at team Astana next year.

"I am pleased that the team has reached an agreement with Roman Kreuziger," said Alexandre Vinokourov today. "We are currently finalising contracts to submit very soon a new roster for next season that represent with power and pride the colours of Kazakhstan."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.