Posted by Editoress on 06/24/21
WorldTour team Astana-Premier Tech has announced that Alexandr Vinokurov, one of the team founders, has been removed as the Sports Team Principal, with Canada's Steve Bauer joining Giuseppe Martinelli in taking over those responsibilities. Vinokurov is reportedly contemplating legal action.
In a statement, said Yana Seel, Astana - Premier Tech Managing Director, said "We can confirm that Alexandr Vinokurov will not be present at the Tour de France this year as he will step down as Sports Team Principal. Alexandr still remains part of the team but he will not be in charge of the team’s sporting operations at the moment and will move into another role. I hope that during this period Giuseppe Martinelli and Steve Bauer will work well together to lead the team from a performance standpoint and guide our riders to success, starting here at the Tour de France where Steve will work alongside Dmitry Fofonov and Stefano Zanini."
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