Nibali: 'There was no party' after Licence Commission decision on Astana

Vincenzo Nibali says that there was no fanfare when the Astana riders and staff found out that the team would keep their WorldTour licence. On Thursday the UCI confirmed that, following a long and drawn out saga that has embroiled the team since last season, Astana would remain at the top level. As team leader and reigning Tour de France champion, Nibali was the focus of much of the attention but the Italian says he feels no different since the announcement.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.