Astana ejected from MPCC over doping issues

Kazakh team was suspended in July and has now been fully removed from the Movement for Credible Cycling group

Lars Boom during the Team Presentation of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Astana have been removed from the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) after allowing Lars Boom to start the Tour de France with low cortisol levels.

The Kazakh WorldTour team had been suspended from the organisation since July when Boom took to the start line with the rest of the Astana team at the Grand Départ in Utrecht.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.