Di Rocco denies conflict with Cookson over Astana licence process

Just days ahead of the UCI Licence Commission hearing that will decide the fate of defending Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali's Astana team, the Italian Cycling Federation (FIC) president Renato Di Rocco and UCI president Brian Cookson appear to have clashed over the procedure by which Astana's WorldTour licence situation has been handled, but Di Rocco denied to Cyclingnews that there is any conflict.

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