Vinokourov confirms he works with Ferrari

Kazakh Tour star says he works with controversial Italian trainer

Alexandre Vinokourov 2007

Leading Tour favourite Alexandre Vinokourov has confirmed to the French media that he is working with the controversial Italian trainer, Michele Ferrari. "Nobody has forced me to do this," Vinokourov said. "It's a decision taken as a way of facing the destructive machine that is out to get my team and me."

Vinokourov was at pains to point out that Ferrari advised him on how to do training, but he was "not my doctor. They left Lance Armstrong alone until he announced he was working with Ferrari. That was in 2001. He then won five more Tours without anybody being able to say anything."

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