June 29, 2007
Astana names final Tour 9
The Astana team of Alexandre Vinokourov named its Tour roster today. Matthias Kessler and Eddy Mazzoleni both are off the Tour squad, while investigators look into possible doping involvement by each.
Vinokourov is the favorite going into this year's Tour, and even without Mazzoleni (3rd at the Giro d'Italia this year) and Kessler (who won a Tour stage last year), he brings a potent squad.
It includes Andreas Klöden, who was 2nd in the 2004 Tour, reigning Kazakhstan national champion Andrey Kashechkin, and double Giro winner Paolo Savoldelli.
- Astana 2007 Tour roster:
- Antonio Colom (Spain)
- Maxim Iglinskiy (Kazakhstan)
- Serguei Ivanov (Russia)
- Andrey Kashechkin (Kazakhstan)
- Andreas Klöden (Germany)
- Daniel Navarro (Spain)
- Gregory Rast (Switzerland)
- Paolo Savoldelli (Italy)
- Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan)
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