Doubts cast on Vinokourov & Kashechkin

Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana)

Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) (Image credit: Unipublic)

Astana riders Alexandre Vinokourov and his most valuable domestique Andrei Kashechkin have decided to call it a day for this season after the Züri-Metzgete, the pair announced. Even though the two could not participate in the 2006 Tour de France, they made the Vuelta a España a tough battle for Alejandro Valverde, and managed to turn the race around in the final week, to take home the maillot oro.

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