Astana

Astana facing MPCC exclusion after deciding Boom will start Tour despite low cortisol levels

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – The Tour de France has not yet started but the under-fire Astana team has already found itself centre stage and in the spotlight after it decided to defy the rules of the MPCC anti-doping movement and keep Lars Boom on its roster. The Dutchman, who signed for the team after […]

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Kessiakoff on Astana’s pressurising of riders, team’s licence woes, Nibali’s panache and an improving sport

He’s been out of the peloton for six months now and, with his autobiography Mitt Eget Race [My Own Race] now on the market, Fredrik Kessikoff was in a reflective mood in recent days. The former Astana rider, who is known for his brilliant time trial win in the 2012 Vuelta a España ahead of […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Simon Spilak wins the Tour de Suisse; Alberto Contador takes overall victory at Route du Sud; Lisa Brennauer wins the Aviva Women’s Tour; Andre Greipel wins the Ster ZLM Toer; Amanda Spratt takes solo victory in the Giro del Trentino Alto Adige – Südtirol; Quintana […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Sacha Modolo sprints to victory on stage 17 of the Giro; Matthias Brändle wins Belgium Tour prologue ITT; Alexander Kristoff wins stage 1 of the Tour des Fjords; Haussler takes highest finish since March on stage 17 of Giro d’Italia but is not satisfied; Astana, […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Porte in “a fantastic position” after first week of the Giro; Alberto Contador – “Each day after my crash I’ve been getting better”; UCI releases English version of Astana Reasoned Decision; Inside Richie’s RV; Aru’s lawyer confirms legal action against Greg Henderson for Twitter comments; […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Paolo Tiralongo wins stage 9 of the Giro, Contador retains maglia rosa; Peter Sagan wins the Amgen Tour of California; Giorgia Bronzini wins the Tour of Chongming Island World Cup; Alex Dowsett wins Bayern Rundfahrt; Brenton Jones claims Tour of Japan prologue victory; Evelyn Stevens […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: UCI Licence Commission states withdrawal of Astana licence would not have been proportionate; US government wants to question Armstrong’s girlfriend over his lying; Martin reveals extent of Liège-Bastogne-Liege injuries; Contador says making history is crucial for him, sees Giro/Tour double as way to do that; Brailsford gives […]

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UCI Licence Commission states withdrawal of Astana licence would not have been proportionate

Almost two weeks after the UCI stated that its Licence Commission had turned down an earlier request to withdraw the Astana team’s WorldTour licence, the governing body has issued the partial reasoning behind the decision. While the full reasoned decision is yet to be released in English, being only available in French at this point […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Michael Albasini takes a second consecutive Tour de Romandie stage win; Sacha Modolo sprints to stage 5 win at the Tour of Turkey; Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn cancelled after police foil suspected terror attack; Wiggins relishing new focus; Amgen Tour of California announces women’s […]

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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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