Astana 'in a serious situation' after doping positives, says UCI

Positive EPO tests for Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy of Astana 'raises questions' about the team's management

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Cycling's governing body, the UCI said that Astana is in "an extremely serious situation" after its recent doping cases with brothers Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy and that it could reflect on its 2015 WorldTour licence.

"The UCI views the positive tests for EPO by two riders of the same team as an extremely serious situation and one which raises questions about the management of the team and the ethics which are upheld within it," the UCI said in a statement.

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