Pezcyclingnews: Eurotrash Pre-giro Thursday!


Jan 3, 2005
The Giro d’Italia is here and we have lots of team news from Italy. It’s not all Giro, we also look at the Amgen Tour of California and we have the result and video from stage 1 of the 4 Jours de Dunkerque. In other cycling news: Astana are being watched, Alaphilippe’s future, Wiggins is confident, Martin has broken ribs and PEZ Giro fantasy league. Cappuccino?TOP STORY: Astana to be MonitoredThe Astana team have agreed that they will be monitored by the University of Lausanne for the rest of the year, although they didn’t have much choice if they wanted to keep the UCI at bay. The License Commission said that they were satisfied that the Kazakh team are implementing sufficient anti-doping measures and would not withdraw Astanas WorldTour license. Much to the relief of Nibali and the other riders who must have been worried for their future.In a statement the team said: Astana Pro Team has learned of the UCI License Commission’s reasoned decision and agrees to collaborate with the Institute of Sport Sciences at the University of Lausanne to be the ninth team formally monitored by ISSUL and thus adhere to the 2017 UCI World Tour reforms. Astana Pro Team will seek to employ third-party experts to assist in this task.Had the WorldTour license been taken away, would it affected the team that much? The big races could then decide if they wanted Astana in their events and with 2014 Tour de France winner, Vincenzo Nibali, included; the...

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