Andrey Kashechkin has a team for the 2008 season. The former Astana rider, who was fired from the team this summer after testing positive for blood-doping, is registered with the Kazakh Team Oelan, reported sporza.be. Oelan is a continental team with riders from Kazakhstan and Lithuania.
Kashechkin had earlier said that he would be willing to sign a contract giving the team an option to cancel it if he were given disciplinary sanctions. Jacques Hanegraaf, manager of Team Cycle-Collstrop, said that he would be interested in signing the 27 year-old if he is cleared of doping charges. Kashechkin announced this week that he had fired his attorney, Luc Misson, who had filed a suit claiming doping controls violate basic human rights. A Belgian court ruled that it had no jurisdiction in the matter.