Groundhog Day at Astana HQ: Vinokourov to star in classic comedy remake!

Bill Murray was brilliant in Groundhog Day, playing the cantankerous Phil, the weatherman who woke up every day in the same day, trapped in a town he hated, a fate that drove him to several failed suicide attempts. Playing Rita, the love interest, was Andie McDowell. Phil tried day after day (quite literally) to bed … Continue reading Groundhog Day at Astana HQ: Vinokourov to star in classic comedy remake!

another positive test: time for Astana to go

Victor Okishev, a 20-year-oldAstana rider, has tested positive for steroids from a test taken in May. that is now 4 Kazakhstani Astana riders in the past few months. when i rode the UCI Asia Tour there was a feeling amongst the peloton that the Kazakh riders generally were not all they appeared to be. it … Continue reading another positive test: time for Astana to go

Astana: that’s 3 strikes, get them out

Cycling can learn from baseball (and I don’t mean in finding new tricks for hiding needle marks)? No, how about we borrow the ‘three strikes and you’re out’ concept? Because if we did, we’d be free from the shambles that is Astana. In case you missed the news, a third Astana rider has been popped … Continue reading Astana: that’s 3 strikes, get them out

UCI & ASO need to ban Riis and Vino (& the rest) from Le Tour

this article originally appeared on The Roar   Eurosport’s coverage of the 2014 Tour de France had a section at the end of each stage that was entitled ‘LeMond on Tour’. This featured the combustible-looking, three-time Tour winner Greg LeMond chatting to a host of the Tour’s personalities. One day his French co-host ushered onto … Continue reading UCI & ASO need to ban Riis and Vino (& the rest) from Le Tour

Vino4ever

you have to wonder just how many self-portraits Alexandre Vinokourov has hanging on the walls of his residence - or should i say residences, given that he had such a successful career as a pro cyclist, a career which shifted into management as he took over the Astana ProTour team - cos this guy has … Continue reading Vino4ever