The Astana cycling team recorded its first big win of the season on New Year’s Day thanks to the efforts of newly-recruited Sports Director Sean Yates. The team was so pleased with the win that its press office immediately issued a press release. It reads –
revamped Astana team recorded its first win of the 2008 season on January 1st.
In what is going to be a very important season for them, Englishman Sean Yates,
one of the new recruits, put in a fine performance to win the Southborough and
District Wheelers 10 mile time trial.
This win was all the more sweet because it is 30 years ago to the day that he first
won the same event. Astana Sports Director Yates was quoted at the prize giving,
where he collected his victor’s bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape, as saying " If I keep
progressing like this I might well turn pro one day". After drinking half
the bottle he went on to elaborate " this cycling lark is piss easy".