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Vinokourov's ban stems from positive test at Tour de France

Updated: December 6, 2007, 11:38 AM ET
Associated Press

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Alexandre Vinokourov was banned from cycling for one year for doping.

The Kazakh rider was banned Thursday by his country's cycling federation, Vinokourov's former Astana team said in a statement on its Web site.

Vinokourov and his Astana teammates were forced out of this year's Tour de France when he tested positive for a banned blood transfusion after winning the 13th stage. Astana subsequently fired Vinokourov after his "B'' sample confirmed ...

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