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Vinokurov is going to sell brought him Olympic gold bike at auction

Kazakh cyclist Alexaner Vinokurov is planning to put up a bike, by which he won the first gold medal for the national team of Kazakhstan, for auction, says «Express K».

«I want to bring a bicycle, by which I won the Olympics, to Astana and sell it at auction. I think he will leave with a bang. And collected money I will make a donation to children,»- the publication gives 38-year-old athlete’s words

We remind that Vinokurov won the gold of Olympics-2012 in London, winning a Group race on the highway. He overcame a distance of 248 kilometers in 5 hours 45 minutes 57 seconds, at the last meters passed ahead of Colombia’s representative Rigoberto Uran. Later, Vinokourov announced the completion of his career. He stressed that he wanted to leave sport after the big win, as did the outstanding riders of the past.

«This is a final decision that was made even before the Olympics. I think after a fall at last year’s «Tour de France» my return to cycling was not in vain:  I got what I wanted. And this is a just reward for my work. I won in my career almost everything that can be won — and put a bullet in it, «- said the athlete.

We add that on account of the athlete there is a victory from the Spanish long-lasting cycling race «Vuelta» in 2006 and the silver of Olympic Games-2000 in Sydney. In 2007 Vinokurov was caught in the use of blood doping and disqualified for two years. At the «Tour de France 2011» Vinokurov was in a serious obstruction and was diagnosed with a fracture of the femur.

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