Cycling Authority Recommends Withdrawal of Astana Pro Team License

February 27, 2015 8:46 PM

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Cycling Authority Recommends Withdrawal of Astana Pro Team License

Cycling’s world governing body recommended on Friday that Astana Pro Team, which boasts 2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, has its World Tour license revoked for the 2015 season because of three positive doping tests last year.

The license guarantees teams admission to the world’s most prestigious races, from the three-week Grands Tours to the one-day classics. Astana, backed by a group of state-owned companies in Kazakhstan, has raced at the top level since it was founded in 2007.

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