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Astana's first win is "easy"

By Susan Westemeyer

The new Team Astana has started out the new year with a win. Sports Director Sean Yates won the Southborough and District wheelers 10-mile time trial on New Years Day – 30 years to the day after he first won the race.

When he was given the prize – a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape. "If I keep progressing like this, I might well turn pro one day," he joked. Yates raced as a professional from 1982 to 1996. After drinking half the bottle, according to a team press release, he said, "This cycling lark is piss easy."

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