Craft cancels Astana Cycling Team Sponsorship

Swedish cycling apparel specialist Craft canceled its cooperation contract with ProTour team Astana. By ending the sponsorship, Craft drew the consequences of team captain Alexander Vinokourov's positive doping test and Astana's subsequent Tour de France drop out. With this step, Craft also emphasized its dedication to a doping-free sports world.

"We are extremely disappointed by the latest incidents. We love cycling and our sponsorship of professional athletes and teams reflects our belief in the unique excitement of sports. However, doping contradicts our conviction, our commitment and ethics. More importantly, it harms not only our credibility, but sports in general", said Jens Petersson, Managing Director of Craft.

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