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Vegni hopes Astana licence case will be resolved before the Giro d’Italia

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 Mauro Vegni at the Dubai Tour

Mauro Vegni at the Dubai Tour
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Mauro Vegni the center of controversy after stage 16

Mauro Vegni the center of controversy after stage 16
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The Astana team ready to race at the Tour de Langkawi

The Astana team ready to race at the Tour de Langkawi
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The snow made an already hard stage tougher

The snow made an already hard stage tougher
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) enjoying his champagne spray

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) enjoying his champagne spray
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Astana manager Alexander Vinokourov at the Dubai Tour

Astana manager Alexander Vinokourov at the Dubai Tour
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Mauro Vegni, the director of cycling at RCS Sport, is hopeful that doubts about the Astana team's licence will be resolved before the Giro d'Italia, receiving assurances from UCI Brian Cookson.

Vegni was understandably proud of the outcome of the 50th edition of Tirreno-Adriatico, with Giro d'Italia winner Nairo Quintana (Movistar) becoming the first-ever Colombian winner of the spring stage race. The last minute withdrawal of Chris Froome meant the much expected scrap between the big four Grand Tour contenders never happened but the race allowed Quintana to land a psychological blow and spark questions about the form of both Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali.