Astana has 'paid the price' for scandals

Kazakh team Astana has been dogged by numerous incidents over the past 12 months, which have tarred the squad - Astana looking to redeem its position with win in Vuelta a España via Fabio Aru

Astana chases on stage fourteen of the 2015 Tour of Spain

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Team Astana had a rough 12 months with doping cases, licence issues, poor results and cheating. It has paid too high a price, according to its management.

The latest bad news, at a time when its rider Fabio Aru is leading the Vuelta a España, is that the voluntary anti-doping group MPCC kicked the turquoise team out over a Tour de France case.

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