• Astana granted World Tour license for 2016


    PARIS: Cycling’s world body confirmed on Monday (Tuesday) that the doping-tainted Astana team will retain its World Tour licence for the 2016 season. The Kazakh-funded outfit, featuring 2014 Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, was one of 11 teams given the green light to compete in the top division next season after meeting the annual registration criteria mandated by the International Cycling Union (UCI).



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