As anyone who has read my Astanagate article ( http://www.thevirtualmusette.com/posts/2008/2/22/astanagate.html) will know, this news ( http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/Vinokourov_planning_to_return_at_the_Olympics_article_254282.htm l)comes as no surprise to me.
Vino's suspension was carefully orchestrated to allow for his participation in the Olympics. It should also come as no great shock when he also participates in the World Champs.
To the best of my knowledge, the UCI never appealed his 1 year sanction to CAS, so he'll be free to ride after July 20th.
Here's the million dollar question: Will he be returning to Astana? If so, will he be at the Vuelta? Oh what a tangled web...