Team Astana's shameful legacy

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Vin0 - "I will consult with our lawyers. I think we should at least receive and apology from the European press for what has happened in recent months."

Yes Vino, you have 5 doping violations in 3 months under your watch. This is what sh!t hitting the fan really smells like!
 
Aug 10, 2010
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Vino attacks everyone said:
You people with your irrational hatred for Vino. Haters gonna hate.


:p
It is seriously fun to hate on Vino. So long as he has his rich Kazakh patrons, he'll be okay. But as oil prices plummet, Vino might become a too-expensive play-toy.
 
samhocking said:
Vin0 - "I will consult with our lawyers. I think we should at least receive and apology from the European press for what has happened in recent months."

Yes Vino, you have 5 doping violations in 3 months under your watch. This is what sh!t hitting the fan really smells like!
Not 5 but 2. People forget that the Continental team are a seperate thing. Diffrenet leadership, mangers staff etc.
 
Well clearly staff can't be shared as they're racing at the same time, but Vino himself suspended the Continental team, despite Dmitri Sedoun being the manager? Dmitri Sedoun was also a Team Manager for Astana WorldTour at the same time too, so I would say conclusive proof the two were managed as one of the same top down management hierarchy of Vino & Sedoun.

Kairat Kelimbetov of KCF who resigned after the 5th violation has been replaced by Darkan Mangeldiev, who, surprise, surprise is a close friend of Vinokourov!

We can say 6 doping violations under Vino when kreuziger finally stops grasping at the time delay switch of legal loopholes!
 
May 26, 2010
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neineinei said:
Vino has resigned as Bid Ambassador for Almaty 2022. Only a few days ago the bid's vice-chairman Andrey Kryukov said that Vino would remain in his role because he is an Olympic champion, has served his punishment already, and because they "believe in second chances".

http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/winter-olympics/2022/1025708-exclusive-vinokourov-resigns-as-bid-ambassador-for-almaty-2022
With the right connections you get infinite chances, just ask Sepp Blatter.
 
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skippythepinhead said:
Wow. Just, wow.
They might have been hitting the hippy lettuce when they wrote that post you replied to. :eek:

I guess Vino is running out of support. Budget cuts etc.

The price of oil is hurting his "program".
 
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Ouch. Poor guy, taking all the abuse from Vino.

Just wondering about the contract. I dont think there should be any "performance" related clause that would allow Vino to stop paying him. If that is the case, we was stupid to sign it.

Without that, he could just pedal around and collect the paycheck. He wouldnt be the first one (and last one) to do that and canceling his own contract was just pure stupidity.

Vino is no saint but I have very little respect for anybody signing bad contracts.
 
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