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Vinokourov, who runs the Astana-backed team, was riding a gold Wilier road bike and was pacing behind a team van.
With the slow pace of Thursday’s sixth stage, it’s likely that Vinokourov might have been ripping along at a faster speed than the peloton.
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The 48-year-old retired after the 2012 racing season, and has since run the Astana team. This year, Vinokourov’s been involved in a court case in Luxembourg as well as struggled to meet payroll for some of its riders.
Astana-Qazaqstan is reeling after Miguel Ángel López left the race with injury, but the team will be hoping to win a stage with the soon-to-be-retired Vincenzo Nibali.
Here is the short video clip: