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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...

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...

Astana team insists it is in “full compliance with the UCI’s ethical criteria”

Responding to a statement issued Monday which deemed inaccurate a media claim that the UCI’s Licence Commission had already decided to re...

UCI: No decision has been made yet about Astana’s WorldTour licence

Responding to claims made earlier on Monday by De Telegraaf, the UCI has denied suggestions that an outcome has already been reached in r...

Report claims that Astana will lose its WorldTour licence, must race as Continental level squad

Although the UCI Licence Commission is scheduled to meet on April 2 to determine the fate of the Astana team, De Telegraaf has claimed th...

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 w...

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 ke...

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, Alexandr...

Vinokourov makes claims of Italian and European bias against Astana, considers legal action

Despite the fact that the team includes the strongest Italian rider and the current Tour de France winner, Vincenzo Nibali, Alexandre Vin...

Astana receives WorldTour licence for 2015 despite doping cases and Ferrari link

Although the combined WorldTour and Continental teams have had five positive tests since August and the team has been heavily implicated ...

MPCC: Unfair to consider Astana WorldTour and Continental teams as same entity

Roger Legeay, the president of the MPCC anti-doping organisation, has said that he believes it is unfair to consider as one block the fiv...

Canadian pro Woods blasts Astana rider Davidenok over Qinghai Lake dominance and doping

The reactions of cycling fans and the media to the spate of Astana-team positives have been clear to those following the news on twitter ...

Astana Continental team ‘suspended indefinitely’ by Vinokourov after Fedosseyev’s positive test

Reacting to yet another positive test pertaining to an Astana-linked team, Alexandre Vinokourov has suspended the Continental squad conne...

Yet another doping positive for an Astana-linked rider: Fedosseyev is number five

The steady erosion of credibility has continued in relation to the Astana team, with a fifth rider connected to the setup confirmed as re...

Nibali on Astana positives: “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has repeated his previous assertions that the Astana team does not have a systematic doping probl...

Fourth rider linked to Astana team tests positive; Okishev fails A test for steroids

Already facing the scrutiny of the UCI Licence Commission, which will decide whether or not the team should be given a WorldTour licence ...

Astana’s Fuglsang says he wouldn’t trust all of Tinkoff Saxo, defends team choice

Asked about his choice of team in light of the three positive tests which have hit the Astana squad in recent weeks, Jakob Fuglsang has e...