Historic Overview Alexandre Vinokourov

Rider

Overall Rank56
NameAlexandre VINOKOUROV
Country
  Kazakstan
Date of birth16-Sep-1973 - Petropavlovsk (North Kazakhstan)
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Biography

Alexandre Vinokourov

Alexander Nikolayevich Vinokourov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Винокуров; born 16 September 1973) is a Kazakh former professional road bicycle racer and current general manager of UCI ProTeam Astana. As a competitor, his achievements include two bronze medals at the World Championships, four stage wins in the Tour de France, four in the Vuelta a España plus the overall title in 2006, two Liège–Bastogne–Liège monuments, one Amstel Gold Race, and most recently, the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics Men's Road Race. Vinokourov is a past national champion of Kazakhstan, and a dual-medalist at the Summer Olympics.

Vinokourov began cycling in 1984 as an 11-year-old, competing within the former Soviet Union. He moved to France in 1997 to finish his amateur career, and then turned professional there in 1998. After almost a decade as a professional, Vinokourov was caught blood doping during the 2007 Tour de France, which triggered the withdrawal of the entire Astana team from that year's race. After a 2-year suspension from competition, he returned to cycling in August 2009, riding first for the national team of Kazakhstan and then for his beloved Astana. A serious crash during the 2011 Tour de France threatened to prematurely end Vinokourov's career for a second time, but he announced he would continue for one more season in 2012 – with an eye towards competing in the Olympic Games in London. There, Vinokourov played the role of ultimate spoiler when he dramatically won the gold medal in the men's road race after breaking-away in the closing miles with Colombian Rigoberto Urán.

Vinokourov retired after the Olympics and assumed management duties with Astana for 2013. He is an honorary colonel in the Kazakh army but lives in France with his wife and children.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Amstel Gold Race 2003
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 2005, 2010
Paris - Nice 2002, 2003
Olympic Games Road Race 2012
Dauphiné Libéré 1999
Tour de Suisse 2003
Vuelta a España 2006
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 2011 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2011 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (3)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1999 (1), 2005 (1), 2007 (3)
Tour de Suisse - stages 2000 (1), 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1)
Tour de France - stages 2003 (1), 2005 (2), 2010 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2000 (1), 2006 (3)

Seasons

Alexandre Vinokourov - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1997 Casino - C'est votre Equipe 38 548
2. 1998 Casino - Ag2r 398 140
3. 1999 Casino - Ag2R 1344 19
4. 2000 Team Deutsche Telekom 1394 21
5. 2001 Team Deutsche Telekom 1622 13
6. 2002 Team Telekom 1266 24
7. 2003 Team Telekom 2824 1
8. 2004 T-Mobile Team 1145 34
9. 2005 T-Mobile Team 2337 3
10. 2006 Astana 1386 17
11. 2007 Astana 829 48
12. 2009 Astana 401 148
13. 2010 Astana 1784 10
14. 2011 Pro Team Astana 1217 23
15. 2012 Astana Pro Team 686 76
Overall: 18671 56