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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Nibali’s anticipated departure from Astana at end of 2016 looking a lot less likely; “The most exciting I’ve seen in many years” – Holm predicts greatness for Etixx – Quick-Step’s young sprinter Gaviria; Pauline Ferrand-Prevot sidelined with knee injury; Androni Sidermec reveals 2016 jersey; This […]

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Nibali’s anticipated departure from Astana at end of 2016 looking a lot less likely

After the Vuelta a España many predicted he would leave the Astana team but now, according to Vincenzo Nibali, there is a good chance he might renew after the 2016 season. The Italian won the Tour de France in 2014 but had a much quieter season this year, netting fourth in the Tour and then […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: “A new chance” – Ciolek explains move to Cult Energy-Stolting for 2016; 2014 world under 23 time trial champion Flakemore looks set to quit BMC Racing Team; Mark Cavendish chasing Tour de France stage win record with new team; Meares says she will miss rivalry […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Astana granted WorldTour license for 2016, licencing scrutiny ends; One Pro Cycling receives ProContinental license for 2016; Froome explains delay in release of physiological data; Damien Howson and Mitch Docker re-sign with Orica-GreenEdge; Seven things track and field can learn from cycling; An interview with […]

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Astana’s licencing scrutiny ends as UCI names teams approved in first wave of WorldTour and Pro Continental licences

Naming the teams who have been given a green light as WorldTour and Pro Continental teams for 2018, the UCI has listed a total of 28 squads as meeting the required standard. Eleven of these are WorldTour, and comprise Ag2r La Mondiale, Astana Pro Team, BMC Racing Team, FDJ, IAM Cycling, Movistar Team, Orica GreenEdge, […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Joaquim Rodriguez wins stage 15 of the Vuelta, Aru maintains overall lead; Elia Viviani wins Tour of Britain’s opening stage; Hansen takes a third straight stage win for Cannondale-Garmin at the Tour of Alberta; Fabio Felline wins GP de Fourmies; Lisa Brennauer claims overall victory […]

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Astana booted from the MPCC over Lars Boom’s Tour de France start

Having defied the MPCC’s regulations in allowing Lars Boom to start the Tour de France, the Astana team has been ejected from the anti-doping organisation. The MPCC, which was set up in 2007 to try to restore credibility to the sport through the voluntary acceptance of tougher anti-doping regulations, has acted in relation to the […]

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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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