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Shefer to direct new Astana team

Kazakhstani Alexandre Shefer will become a director sportif of Alexandre Vinokourov's 'new' Astana team, which will be sponsored purely by Kazakhstan interests after the withdrawal of co-sponsor Würth. Shefer was a pro between 1993 and 2003, and won the Giro dell'Appennino and the Giro della Toscana, among other races.

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