Vinokourov denied at final Tour de France

Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) has cut a decidedly low-key figure in what is his final Tour de France, but the divisive rider from Kazakhstan eventually showed himself in the closing kilometres of stage 13 to Le Cap d'Agde, powering off the front in the company of Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) as crosswinds buffeted a significantly the peloton along the Bassin de Thau.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.