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Ekimov supports Astana WorldTour licence

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Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov and Roman Arnold President Canyon Bikes

Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov and Roman Arnold President Canyon Bikes (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team Katusha in Calpe, Spain

Team Katusha in Calpe, Spain (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov with team owner Igor Makarov

Team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov with team owner Igor Makarov (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Katusha team manager Viatcheslav Ekimov believes that it would be wrong of the UCI’ s Licence Commission to strip the Astana team of their WorldTour licence for 2015. The Kazakh outfit must wait until December 10 to find out their fate after a series of doping infractions. If the decision goes against them then it could see them and reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali consigned to fighting for wildcards at major races.

Sadhbh O'Shea

Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.