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Vinokourov: It’s not all about the Tour de France with Mark Cavendish

Alexandre Vinokourov, team manager of Astana Qazaqstan

Standing beyond the finish at the Jabal Al Akhdhar climb as the rest of the peloton slowly picked their way up the decisive ascent of the Tour of Oman, of all the Astana Qazaqstan riders fighting its challenging gradients, team manager Alexandre Vinokourov was likely keeping his keenest eye out for Alexey Lutsenko, previously a double champion.

But if his thoughts also strayed towards a certain British sprinter that would only be logical, too, given the ascent of Jabal Al Akhar also saw Mark Cavendish complete his first race with the Kazakh squad.

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