Kazakh government continues Vino support

Alexander Vinokourov

Alexander Vinokourov (Image credit: Sirotti)

Embattled cycling star Alexander Vinokourov still has the support of his nation of Kazakhstan as he readies to fight the world's governing cycling body on allegations of a homologous blood transfusion. Vinokourov tested non-negative for blood doping with an A sample taken after his Stage 13 Time Trial victory at the Tour de France, a result later backed up by his B sample, but his compatriots support the rider's claims that blood treatment for his Stage 5 accident is the cause of the non-negative results.

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