Astana gets green light to carry on racing

Lance Armstrong Astana faded jersey Giro 2009

The Astana team has been given the green light to carry on racing after the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirmed that the Kazakhstan-sponsored squad has sufficient funds in place.

Previously the team had been given a deadline of May 31 by the UCI to prove that it has the necessary funds in place to function - and pay its riders - or risk losing its ProTour licence.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.