Vinokourov's doping ban set to expire on July 24

Alexandre Vinokourov Astana 2007 Tour de France

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Alexandre Vinokourov's two year ban given out by the Union Cycliste Internationale but will still be free to race again from July 24, 2009.

Former Astana team leader Vinokourov failed a test for homologous blood transfusion after winning the stage 13 time trial in Albi during the 2007 Tour de France.He won again in Loudenvielle two days later, but was kicked out of the race the following day in Pau.

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