UCI PRESS RELEASE
"23 April 2015
As part of the proceedings following the request for withdrawal of the Astana Pro Team’s licence, the Licence Commission today held a hearing in the presence of representatives of Astana Pro Team, representatives of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and representatives of the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL).
On the initiative of the Licence Commission, ISSUL were asked to propose special measures which the Team will be obliged to put in place at specific times over the rest of this season.
The team committed to respecting all the measures recommended by ISSUL.
At the end of the hearing, the Licence Commission announced the suspension of the proceedings.
In the meantime, the registration for the 2015 season remains in force. However, the Team’s licence is subject to strict monitoring of the conditions laid down. This monitoring will be carried out on the basis of reports transmitted by ISSUL to the Licence Commission.
The Licence Commission shall be able to re-open the proceedings if Astana Pro Team fails to respect one or several of the conditions imposed, or if new elements arise.
The full reasoned decision will be published in due course."
I'm sorry but I don't think it's fair to give a WT License to a Team who need to be strictly monitoring. I understand that it would be unfair to not allow Vincenzo Nibali to defend his title in the Tour de France, still the same happened to Alberto Contador... and with Astana also in that case. Nibali, Fuglsang and other riders I believe are clean shouldn't have signed with such an un-famous team, that's it.
Now the whole new politics against doping by the new UCI President becomes a joke. It's very sad. I have a son 13 yo and racing: what am I going to tell him? that doping is bad - and he knows - but dopers are still in the peloton and winning races. Doping or maybe clean but it's obviously NOT so important: you did such a big hard to the sport you shouldn't allowed to start anymore, that's my opinion.