Astana

How Andrea Guardini is getting his mojo back

When he burst on the pro scene in 2011, clocking up 11 UCI victories in his debut year as a 21 year old, it appeared that cycling had found a new star sprinter. Earning comparisons with Mark Cavendish’s own debut year and having a similarly aero sprinting style, many predicated that Andrea Guardini was set […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Astana doctor defends team’s anti-doping measures; Conflicting reports about possible deal between Dekker and Lampre-Merida; Sagan and Contador to race together for the first time at Tirreno-Adriatico; Elisa Longo Borghini and Valentina Scandolara preview Strade Bianche; Marianne Vos to miss Strade Bianche and possibly the […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Boels-Dolmans dominance continues as Chantal Blaak wins Le Samyn; Kris Boeckmans triumphs in 47th edition of Le Samyn; Report – Astana given until March 20 to prepare response to the UCI; Andy Schleck eases into retirement by opening a bike shop; Specialized issues voluntary recall […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne for a second time; Samuel Dumoulin wins La Drome Classic; Niccolo Bonifazio claims victory in the GP di Lugano; Ian Stannard takes second consecutive Omloop Het Nieuwsblad win; Anna van der Breggen completes comeback with women’s Het Nieuwsblad win; Greg Van […]

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What’s next for Astana? Team indicates it will fight UCI request to withdraw licence

Responding to the UCI’s stated request to its Licence Commission to withdraw Astana’s WorldTour licence, the team has indicated that it will fight the decision before that commission and may also take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The statement raises the prospect of a battle between the team of Tour […]

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Tour champion Nibali may require wildcard invite as Astana faces withdrawal of licence

Despite having Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali on its roster, the Astana squad has realised that the UCI’s previous promise to keep it under close scrutiny was far from an empty one. Following a thorough investigation of the team by the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL), the governing body […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vinokourov – “We want our credibility back as a matter of urgency”; Team Astana budget could be cut by 30%; Rebellin confirms Giro is unlikely, says Classics are main goal for 2015; Roadtripping India – Part One; How the Race Was Won – men’s cyclocross […]

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Vinokourov: “We want our credibility back as a matter of urgency”

Reputation damaged by a total of five positive tests from the Astana WorldTour and Continental teams in the latter half of 2014, Alexandre Vinokourov has said that regaining people’s trust is a major priority for the setup. “We want to get our credibility back as a matter of urgency,” the WorldTour team’s general manager said […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Joe Cooper claims stage 1 victory at the New Zealand Cycle Classic; Astana report expected in early February; Lawson Craddock heads home after TDU crash; Teams announced for the Tour de Langkawi; Doping in sport is a public health issue – WADA chief; What is […]

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UCI: update on Astana investigation, CIRC report and more

February appears set to be a busy month for the UCI in terms of ongoing assessments of situations linked to doping, with the outcome of not one but two major reports set to be announced in the coming weeks. Speaking to CyclingTips on Wednesday, UCI spokesman Louis Chenaille said that the first of those two […]

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