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  • (n) remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998


  1. Basso says Nibali has not wrapped up Italy’s captain role for worlds

    Vincenzo Nibali (left) and Ivan Basso were teammates on Liquigas before the former signed with Astana for the 2013 season. Photo: Graham Watson | Nibali won the Giro d’Italia last month but the captain for Italy’s national team at worlds has not yet been chosen
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Velo News

  2. Astana’s Tour squad selection gets harder after training crash

    Astana's Jakob Fuglsang, seen here as a member of RadioShack in 2012, crashed during a training session with two teammates earlier this week. Photo: Graham Watson | Three riders, including GC hopeful Jakob Fuglsang, crashed at high speed on Sunday
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Velo News

  3. Kazakhstan: Astana Mulls Expansion of Anti-Terror Controls

    Copyright show:  No News of a foiled terrorist plot to blow up civilian targets in the Kazakhstani capital Astana emerged recently, just as authorities consider the adoption of draconian new controls to root out extremism. read more
    on June 20, 2013     Source: EurasiaNet

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  1. "And with Armstrong some difficult situations could arise in which the team would put him first and that would hurt me. My intention is to stay (at Astana) because I have a contract until 2010, but I have already received offers from other...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Alberto Contador Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "I still think that there is potentially team issues inside Astana," Armstrong said. "It's no secret. How does that affect the composition of the team, the tactics of the team? Those are the X-factors that normally shouldn't but sometimes...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: New York Times

  3. "It's still getting put together," Carmichael said. "That (Astana) is looking like the best one."
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Chris Carmichael Source: Vail Daily News

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