Astana boss presents new anti-doping plan to UCI

"There was no organized doping" at Team Astana, Team Manager Marc Biver has explained to the UCI. The Luxemburger emphasized in a meeting with the international cycling union this week that the team is setting up new anti-doping controls to prevent the problems that arose this summer. The team was hit with three high-profile doping cases in Matthias Kessler, Alexandre Vinokourov and Andrey Kashechkin.

Biver was invited to meet with the UCI after his team's recent run of doping cases and the organization is expected to decide on its future in the coming weeks; at stake is its ProTour license.

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