Pezcyclingnews: Eurotrash Le Samyn Thursday!

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    The cobbles are still with us in Le Samyn and we have the report and video. From cobbles we move on to ‘White Roads’ in Italy with the Strade Bianche, Paris-Nice and the 3 days of West Flanders. Other cycling news: Astana still in trouble, Wellens retires, Tom’s tax case, Scheldeprijs and a new Tour video. Get the coffee.TOP STORY: Astana has 15 Days to Respond to License Revoke RequestThe Astana team has until March the 20th to prepare their defense to the UCI’s request to revoke its WorldTour license. The UCI request is based on an audit by the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) of the team’s anti-doping culture, policies, structures and management systems, plus evidence from the Padua police investigation which was not available when the licenses were handed out.The UCI made this statement: “After careful review of this extensive report, the UCI strongly believes that it contains compelling grounds to refer the matter to the License Commission and request the Astana Pro Team license be withdrawn.”French sports paper L’Equipe reports that the Astana team has to submit its response to the License Commission by the 20th of March, but that there is no date for any decision on the case. The Astana team have said they will contest any negative decision and will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if need be.As in these cases (i.e. Contador and Kreuziger) it will rumble on and on, let’s hope we see Vincenzo...

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