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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 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...

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...

UCI still waiting for Padova file from CONI, keen to see any relevant Astana information

One week after the UCI announced that its Licence Commission had decided to give a probational WorldTour licence to the Astana team but t...

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 ...

Padova/Ferrari investigation: 35 pro riders named, Astana and Radioshack suspected of systematic doping

A total of 35 current and former professional riders have been named by La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday as being clients of Michele ...

UCI clarifies: Licence Commission still awaiting information from CONI, but decision tomorrow

The UCI has clarified a story in today’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, staying that its Licence Commission has not yet received the Padova rep...

Ferrari denies reports he attended Astana training camp, calls on team to sue

Responding to a story published Monday in La Gazzetta dello Sport, convicted doping doctor Michele Ferrari has angrily denied a report sa...

Nibali, Astana under further scrutiny after claims Michele Ferrari attended team training camp in 2013

Vincenzo Nibali made repeated denials during this year’s Tour de France that he had ever met Michele Ferrari, but that insistence is unde...

IAM Cycling confirmed as getting WorldTour licence, Astana and Europcar must wait for decision

The UCI has confirmed the identities of sixteen teams which will have WorldTour licences in 2015, stating that IAM Cycling has satisfied ...

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...

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...

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 ...