Jun 19 2009

Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is Just

Category: In The Media,Kazakhstan,SportChrisM @ 12:29 am

A train coming down the tracks the wrong way? Wow, it has been a LONG time since any post on this site was under the ‘sport’ category. Sorry, back to my badly mauled expression. KZBlog wrote a piece titled ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel‘ on the problems effecting (affecting? why is it I can never remember which is which, like defence and defense?) Team Astana (a cycling team recently made famous by Lance Armstrong’s arrival). This was at the end of May.
However, NewEurasia reported in the last few days that it looks as though the team could be suspended ahead of the July deadline originally thought to be the target to get more government / commercial sponsor money. I have occasionally seen some members of the team training on Astana’s public roads, which in itself is quite an accomplishment – the idea of a Kamaz smashing into me whilst cycling is more than enough to convince me that biking around Astana city is a hobby/mode of transport best left to others.

Team Astana Bike
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And yes, I am trying to clear down all the news items I bookmarked recently for inclusion on this blog, before I start the catch up process with Anna’s photos. More news stories to come, I’ll try and intersperse a few with pictures of our beautiful baby daughter, but that may need to wait until tomorrow.

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