• Astana team retains top-tier race status for 2015

    December 10, 2014

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) - The Astana team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali has been put on probation to retain its top-tier racing status next season after a series of doping cases.Noting ''heavy and repeated doping cases'' in the Kazakhstan government-backed team, the International Cycling Union's license commission imposed conditions Wednesday to avoid a further review.