By Antonio J. Salmerón
The Spaniard José Antonio Redondo declared through his manager that "Redondo has not been dismissed from Astana. On Wednesday, September 5, he received a letter from Astana's team manager Marc Biver in which it was communicated to him that his contract was broken 'due to the rider not being present at the training camp before the Vuelta,' but Redondo had permission from his directors to not go there [to the training camp]."
Buenache added that, "all of that has generated confusion, so that we want to explain that Redondo spoke with his team directors in order to know if it was really necessary to travel from Spain to Switzerland to train facing the Vuelta. His team directors gave him permission [to stay in Spain]," Buenache insisted.
"We have called the Astana cycling team office, and they said to us that Biver did not work [today], so that the team directors told us that there is no problem with Redondo, because he had a permission. Conclusion? Then Jose Antonio Redondo continues being an Astana rider."