General Manager of the Astana Pro Team, Alexander Vinokourov is the most famous and successful cyclist in the history of Kazakhstan and one of the greatest sportsman ever in his country. In his long career, he has won very important races as: a Vuelta a España, a Tour of Switzerland, two Liège-Bastogne-Liege and one edition of the Amstel Gold Race, as well as the gold medal in the Olympic Road Race in London 2012, the silver medal at the Games in Sydney and two bronze medals at World Championships. Turned pro in 1998, he raced for several International teams such as the French Casino, Germany's Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile Team since 2004) and, since 2006, for the Astana Pro Team. With the shirt of the Kazakhstan Team, Vinokourov won the Giro del Trentino, a stage at the Tour de France and repeated his success at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. After winning the gold medal at the London’s Olympics, he retired from competition to take up the role of general manager of the Astana Pro Team.