Astana future back in doubt because of bank guarantee

Astana Tour de France 2009 team jersey

The future of the Astana team, and so Alberto Contador's presence in the team, is in doubt yet again after the UCI reportedly demanded that the Kazakhstan team supply a bank guarantee to cover the team's $22 million 2010 budget.   

According to the Associated Press news agency, the Kazakh Cycling Federation deputy president Nikolai Proskurin said the Union Cysliste Internationale (UCI) is demanding the $22 million bank guarantee before it will renew the team's ProTour license for 2010.

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