Astana

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Domenico Pozzovivo wins stage 3 of the Giro del Trentino, Porte retains overall lead; Astana under ‘strict monitoring’ but will keep WorldTour licence; Astana expresses gratitude to Licence Commission: ‘Our focus now returns to racing’; Tom Boonen to captain Etixx-Quick-Step at the Giro d’Italia; Organisers […]

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Astana expresses gratitude to Licence Commission: ‘Our focus now returns to racing’

Having either deservedly kept its licence or dodged a bullet, depending on your viewpoint, the Astana team has said that it will abide by the conditions set by the UCI’s Licence Commission in return for the squad being able to keep its WorldTour licence. “Astana Pro Team is grateful to the License Commission for the […]

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Astana under ‘strict monitoring’ but will keep WorldTour licence

Although the UCI stated on February 26 that it was requesting its Licence Commission to formally withdraw the Astana team’s WorldTour licence, that commission has now decided that the team should be able to retain its slot in the top rung of cycling, albeit with conditions. That commission today held a hearing with representatives from […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alejandro Valverde defends his Fleche Wallonne title; Anna van der Breggen wins Fleche Wallonne with solo move; Richie Porte wins stage 2 of the Giro del Trentino, takes overall lead; Report – further delays likely in Astana case; Fabio Aru “a wreck” following stomach virus; […]

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Report: further delays likely in Astana case

Although the season is already in its fourth month and the Giro d’Italia is drawing ever-closer, there are suggestions that a final resolution in the Astana case may still be some time away. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the expected hearing scheduled for Friday has been moved to Thursday and will take place in […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Michal Kwiatkowski wins the Amstel Gold Race; Kirsten Wild wins the Ronde van Gelderland; Fuglsang may sue UCI if Astana licence is blocked; Nibali will definitely skip the Giro to focus on Tour de France; Extra climb added to Fleche Wallonne finale; Research questionnaire on […]

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Fuglsang may sue UCI if Astana licence is blocked, but believes disruption to 2015 races unlikely

Commenting as the ongoing Astana scenario rumbles on, one of the team’s top riders Jakob Fuglsang has said that he and other riders on the team are prepared to go to the courts if the UCI strips the team of its licence and the team ultimately stops. “I have not done anything wrong, so if […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cookson – Verbruggen and McQuaid misled the media, the UCI and the sport; Van Avermaet to race on pending Belgian Cycling Federation anti-doping hearing; Astana coach reveals training methods for Nibali and Aru ahead of Classics and Giro d’Italia; Simon Gerrans to race the Giro […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff steps up to a new level with Tour of Flanders win; Elisa Longo Borghini wins women’s Tour of Flanders; Caleb Ewan wins the Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja; Neutral service vehicles involved in two crashes at the Tour of Flanders; Van Avermaet accepts his […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff grabs stage one of Driedaagse de Panne; Kristoff gains confidence through manner of his win; Riis says goodbye to Tinkoff-Saxo; unclear if he hopes to continue in cycling; Tinkov on team’s and sport’s future: We need a boring, meticulous manager like Brailsford; Richie Porte: […]

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