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Historic Overview Alexandre Vinokourov

Rider

Overall Rank48
NameAlexandre VINOKOUROV
Country
  Kazakhstan
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 Kazakhstani former professional road bicycle racer and the current general manager of UCI WorldTeam Astana Qazaqstan Team. He is of Russian origin. 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. In 2007, he received a two-year ban from cycling for blood doping. In 2019, he was accused of race fixing by prosecutors in Liège but was later cleared of the charges.

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 rejoining 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 was sacked as the team principal of Astana-Premier Tech in June 2021. However, in August 2021 Vinokourov returned as Team manager. He is an honorary colonel in the Kazakh army but lives in France with his wife and children.

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Major Victories

Vuelta a España 2006
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 2005, 2010
Paris - Nice 2002, 2003
Dauphiné Libéré 1999
Amstel Gold Race 2003
Tour de Suisse 2003
Olympic Games Road Race 2012
Vuelta a Valencia 1999
Deutschland Rundfahrt 2001
Giro del Trentino 2010
4 Jours de Dunkerque 1998
Chrono des Nations - Les Herbiers 2009
Tour de France - stages 2003 (1), 2005 (2), 2010 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2000 (1), 2006 (3)
Paris - Nice - stages 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (3)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1999 (1), 2005 (1), 2007 (3)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2011 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 2011 (1)
Tour de Pologne - stages 1998 (1)
Vuelta a Valencia - stages 1999 (1)
Deutschland Rundfahrt - stages 2001 (1)
G.P. du Midi-Libre - stages 1999 (2)
Giro del Trentino - stages 2010 (1)
Tour de l'Ain - stages 2009 (1)
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Seasons

Alexandre Vinokourov - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1993 Individual 16 625
2. 1995 Individual 10 812
3. 1996 Individual 20 709
4. 1997 Casino - C'est votre Equipe 66 489
5. 1998 Casino - Ag2r 485 120
6. 1999 Casino - Ag2R 1403 29
7. 2000 Team Deutsche Telekom 1723 14
8. 2001 Team Deutsche Telekom 1685 14
9. 2002 Team Telekom 1199 29
10. 2003 Team Telekom 3087 1
11. 2004 T-Mobile Team 1164 40
12. 2005 T-Mobile Team 2689 4
13. 2006 Astana - Würth Team 1749 16
14. 2007 Astana 1080 39
15. 2009 Astana 386 160
16. 2010 Astana 2261 7
17. 2011 Pro Team Astana 1188 31
18. 2012 Astana Pro Team 1048 47
Overall: 21259 48