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Astana-Würth OK to race

By:
Jeff Jones, Bikeradar.com
Published:
June 29, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:18 BST
Edition:
Cycling News Flash for June 29, 2006
Race:
Tour de France

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has given the Astana-Wurth team the go-ahead to race in the Tour...

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has given the Astana-Wurth team the go-ahead to race in the Tour de France. "CAS has rejected the request of ASO to stop the team Astana-Würth from starting the Tour de France," read the CAS official statement.

On June 26, ASO, the organisers of the Tour, had asked Active Bay, the managing company of the Spanish squad, not to take part in its race. Both parties took their case to CAS, which heard it today (June 29) in the presence of ASO and Active Bay representatives.

CAS ruled that the team of Alexandre Vinokourov will be able to participate in the race. Belgian judge Guido de Croock decided the matter, basing his sentence on the fact that no official information on the team's links to the doping network had yet been revealed.

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