Vinokourov's Liege win leaves mixed emotions

Alexandre Vinokourov, Liege 2010

Alexandre Vinokourov's win at Liège-Bastogne-Liège today in Belgium left fans with mixed emotions. On one hand, it was a strong-willed attack in cycling's oldest race, but on the other, this is the same Kazakh that sullied the 2007 Tour de France when he was caught blood doping.

"That was another time. I do not want to talk about it again. We are here to talk about my victory, not about doping," Vinokourov explained after his win ahead of Russian Alexandr Kolobnev. "I have been suspended for two years and I paid."

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