Fate of Astana's WorldTour licence could be decided this week

Although the UCI WorldTour calendar is already in full swing, the fate of the Astana team's licence to race in the top tier has yet to be decided. It seems now that the deliberations of the governing body's Licence Commission could wrap up this week, and a final decision be taken on whether to rescind Astana's WorldTour licence. At stake is Vincenzo Nibali's Tour de France defence as well as the futures of 30 riders, management and staff of one of the sport's most powerful teams.

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