A picture taken on July 9, 2011 shows Kazakh cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov (C) riding in the pack during the 189 km and eighth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Aigurande and ... more 
A picture taken on July 9, 2011 shows Kazakh cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov (C) riding in the pack during the 189 km and eighth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Aigurande and Super-Besse Sancy, center France. Kazakh cycling star Alexandre Vinokourov announced his retirement on French television on July 17, 2011 a week after crashing out of the Tour de France with a thigh fracture. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANI (Photo credit should read PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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