Rumours circulate of a Kazakh coup at Astana

Alexandre Vinokourov, Tour de France 2009 team presentation

Rumours of a Kazakh coup at Astana began circulating today and they may just have some substance.

Disgraced Kazakh, Alexandre Vinokourov who was disqualified from the 2007 Tour de France after testing positive for an illicit blood transfusion, gave a press conference earlier in the week in which he stated his intention to return to the Astana team, which he helped to create in 2006.

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