A press release from the Kazakh Cycling Federation (KCF) published on Friday morning confirms that they have signed Johan Bruyneel as Astana team manager for 2008. But, as yet , there is no mention of whether the team will sign 2007 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador or not.

Currently the team manager of Discovery Channel, which is pulling out this December, Bruyneel will now take control at Astana for the next season.

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