By road: the former cheater Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) is back as a winner in the cycle the door your favourite room. He was loose along with Alexandr He (Team Katusha) at the conclusion of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege, and in the last ascent inside the Ans Kazak decided to their advantage.
The former cheater Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) is back as a winner in the cycle the door your favourite room. He was loose along with Alexandr He (Team Katusha) at the conclusion of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and in the last ascent inside the Ans Kazak decided to their advantage.
Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d’Epargne) who most likely will be shut down in the near future for his involvement in Operacion Puerto trick third place. In other words, this year’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège in a dull finish not a competition with the dignity is worth.
Today’s victory is the largest for Alexandre Vinokourov since he returned from a doping suspension, and it is the second time in his career that he wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège.After the triumph, he talked about revenge.
“It is a revenge for me,” he said in the interview on the victory and was thinking about shutting down he got even though he claimed his innocence.
Alexandre Vinokourov put in the winning attack in the Côte de la Roche aux Faucons with 17 kilometers left to finish. The offensive came after hard work by Alberto Contador (Astana). Fastest to react to kazakens jerk was Alexandr He who managed to join him, while Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) and Alejandro Valverde started the hunt when the fold had become too large.
Thomas Löfkvist (Sky Pro Cycling Team) ran into a 31st place, distanced with just over a minute and a half.
1 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 6:37:48
2 Alexandr He (Rus) Team Katusha 0:06
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 1:04
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
6 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 1:07
7 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8 Christopher Horner (United States) Team Radioshack
9 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
10 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
11 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom 1:18
12 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Pro Cycling Team
13 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Transitions
14 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux
15 Paul Martens (Tys) Rabobank
16 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
17 Fabian Wegmann (Tys) Team Milram
18 Stefano Garzelli Acqua & Sapone (Ita)
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
20 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step
31 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Pro Cycling Team 1:33