Astana still 'very much under scrutiny', says UCI president Brian Cookson

Astana could still lose its WorldTour licence before start of 2015 season depending on Padua anti-doping investigation evidence

Team Astana cleared one hurdle when it received its WorldTour licence for 2015, but cycling's president, Brian Cookson warned that the team could lose it before the season begins in earnest based on the Padua investigation.

"They are very much under probation and scrutiny, and they won't be given another chance," UCI president Cookson told Cycling Weekly.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.