A deadline for Astana

Astana team has been given a deadline by the International Cycling Union (UCI) to sort out its financial problems. The UCI has sent a letter to Kazakhstan's cycling federation, notifying it of a possible suspension if the team's cash flow is not restored by May 31.

Team manager Johan Bruyneel revealed the news to media outlets on Tuesday. "That's the deadline to arrange the whole financial situation. If it's not taken care of by then, the letter says that the team will be suspended," Bruyneel said, adding, "At least we're going to be able to finish the Giro."

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