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BMC rethinks Astana sponsorship

However, the Associated Press reported that Swiss bicycle manufacturer BMC was re-evaluating its sponsorship of Astana following the news of Alexandre Vinokourov's positive test for blood doping.

"Our aim in sport sponsorship is to offer riders the best material and technical conditions for their success," said Andreas Georgiadis, CEO of International Sport Holding AG, which coordinates BMC's sponsorships. "But we don't want to have anything to do with doping."

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