Kazakhstan Wants To Host The Tour de France

PARIS, July 28, 2014 (AFP) - After Kazakhstan won the Tour de France, the Central Asian state now wants to host the Tour, a top official said Monday. Rejoicing after Vincenzo Nibali of the government-backed Astana team clinched victory on Sunday, Kairat Kelimbetov, president of Kazakh Cycling, told AFP his country wants to host the start of the race like England did this year. … [Read more...]

Assan Bazayez of Astana Is Kazakhstan Road Race Champion

For the third day in a row the Astana Cycling Team won a gold medal in the national championships. On Saturday, Assan Bazayev took the national road title in Kazakhstan. Bazayev, known for his sprinting ability, finished solo in Karaganda. Sergey Renez (Ulan) was second with Maxim Gurov (A-Style Somn) finishing third. Team Astana had seven of their eight Kazakh riders in the race (a sick … [Read more...]