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Astana, Fuglsang, and Ferrari deny alleged connection

In the wake of reports that link Astana and riders like Jakob Fuglsang to Michele Ferrari, the Kazakh WorldTour team, the banned doctor, ...

Tech gallery: Head to toe with the shoes and helmets of the Tour Down Under

With a few exceptions, bikes within any given team all look the same. The riders wear the same kits. Homogeneity is the goal. There is no...

Tech gallery: The little things at the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under

Details, details. Oftentimes, it's not the big things that separate pro race bikes from amateur ones; it's the attention paid to lesser t...

Pro bikes of the 2020 WorldTour: part two

Having already looked at the 2020 race bikes of EF, Ineos, Sunweb, Movistar, and Deceuninck-Quickstep, it’s now time to look at those bel...

Astana to race on Wilier Triestina bikes in 2020

Astana will race on Wilier Triestina bikes in 2020. The Kazakh WorldTour outfit recently announced that its three-year partnership with C...

Photo gallery: Team bikes of the 2019 Tour de France, part two

In part one of this series, we showed you the road bikes of the Ineos, Deceuninck-Quicktep, CCC, Jumbo-Visma, and Trek-Segafredo teams, w...

The weekly spin: The intersection of pro cycling and basic human rights

It’s always been difficult for me to embrace WorldTour racing in what amount to repressive, police states. And as the professional peloto...

New kit day: a look at the new national jerseys in the women's peloton

With #Natsweek now a month behind us, some new national champions were crowned while others prolonged their titles. The reshuffling of ti...

Tour de France tech: Fabio Aru's custom-painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro 2018

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (CT) – It had been spotted at the Critérium du Dauphiné, but on stage 5 of the Tour de France, Fabio...

Coryn Rivera wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda in historic bunch sprint finish

The 19th edition of the Trofeo Alfredo Binda - Comune de Cittiglio saw an historic finish on Sunday when a reduced bunch of 30 riders bar...

10 young female pros that will make their mark in 2017

With Omloop het Nieuwblad kicking off the UCI season in Europe this weekend, and a successful Summer of Cycling completed in Australia, t...

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 ...

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 squa...

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-do...

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 sta...

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 Kessi...

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 WorldT...

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...

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 lic...

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 resol...

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 th...