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Astana reviewed by ProTour license commission

The UCI has announced that the license of the Astana team, successor to Liberty Seguros-Würth, will be reviewed by the ProTour licensing commission once again. The UCI is currently sending the files of riders involved in the Puerto affair to their respective national federations, and "has asked for disciplinary proceedings to be started in accordance with the rules."

The UCI announced in a statement, "The President of the UCI ProTour (CUPT) has concluded that the information obtained by the Spanish authorities indicates that there was one sole team in the ProTour, managed by the financial entity Active Bay (previously sponsored by Liberty-Würth and currently by Astana), a system of organised doping involving many of the riders.

"In view of the above, the CUPT President has decided to refer the case to the Licences’ Commission, and has asked for its judgement as soon possible. In the meantime, in agreement with the AIGCP, it has been decided that the team Astana may continue its activities but only with the riders and other staff members that have not been involved in operation Puerto."

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