Alexandre Vinokourov and Andrey Kashechkin were honoured on Monday, October 2, by the President of Kazakhstan for their performance in the Vuelta a España. Head of State Nursultan Nasarbayev bestowed the order "Barys", second degree on Vuelta winner Vinokourov. Kashechkin received an apartment in the nation's capital.
According to Kazakhstan media inform, "The President wished them further success emphasizing that every person in the state was able to glorify his or her motherland. The athletes thanked the leader of Kazakhstan and the Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov for the support of the sport."
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