Culture and Sports Ministry responded to dismissal of Vinokurov
The Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan commented on the situation with the unexpected dismissal of the general manager of the Astana Pro Team cycling team Alexander Vinokurov on the eve of the Tour de France, Kazpravda.kz reports.
"The Ministry of Culture and Sports is concerned about the situation in the Astana team with Alexander Vinokurov. The Ministry, as an authorized body, was not promptly notified of the upcoming decisions," it is noted.
According to the ministry’s press service, at present, the process of transferring the team and all professional sports clubs, including the Astana cycling team, to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture and Sports is underway.
"In the near future, after completion of these procedures, the ministry, as an authorized body, will give a full legal assessment of all the actions in the Astana cycling team," they added.