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Team Astana members travel to Kazakhstan

Alberto Contador, Johan Bruyneel, Levi Leipheimer, Andreas Klöden and Assan Bazayev have traveled to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, for a weekend visit in which they are scheduled to meet with the country's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had extended the invitation.

The Astana members wanted to take advantage of this time, prior to the start of the season, to give thanks for the support received this season and to dedicate their 2008 victories to Team Astana's sponsors in their own country, despite the harsh winter weather conditions with temperatures of 20 degrees below zero in Astana.

Kazakh team member Assan Bazayev will act as host and guide for his teammates for their official visit to the Kazakh president.

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