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Vinokourov to cut ties with Saiz, run cycling team

Updated: July 2, 2006, 1:45 PM ET
Reuters

MADRID, Spain -- Alexander Vinokourov has said that his Astana-Wuerth team will end its remaining connections with its former director, Manolo Saiz, following his implication in the latest doping scandal to hit the sport.

Vinokourov said that Saiz's shares in the Active Bay group that controls the team would be bought up by Kazakh businesses that have grouped together under the name of Astana and that he himself would become the team's sporting director in the future.

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