Damsgaard and Bruyneel establish "Healthy Choice" for Astana

Seven weeks after the Kazakh Cycling Federation asked Johan Bruyneel to manage the Team Astana, the team has quickly taken shape. With nearly all of the 2008 staff and riders in place, the team has now given details on its anti-doping programme.

One of the first actions of Team Manager Bruyneel was to approach Dr. Rasmus Damsgaard, the creator of the trend-setting anti-doping system, successfully applied for the first time in 2007 by Team CSC.

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