ASTANA AND CONTADOR OUT OF TOUR 2008

Alberto Contador Tour 2007 OFS

Even though it was expected, the news is stil a bombshell: 2007 Tour winner Alberto Contador?s squad, Astana, have been excluded from all ASO-organised races, including the Tour de France.

This means that not only Contador, but also German Andreas Kloden, twice a runner-up in the Tour, as well as the race?s most successful manager - Johan Bruyneel, with eight Tour victories in his palmares - cannot take part in the 2008 event.

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