Astana team set to survive past May 31

Lance Armstrong Astana 2009 Giro stage one TTT

It looks more and more likely that the Astana team will survive after the Giro d?Italia after the team?s Kazakhstan sponsors paid a large part of their debts. However UCI President Pat McQuaid has refused to guarantee that the team can ride the Tour de France.

McQuaid has been working hard behind the scenes to resolve the team?s problems and told Cycling Weekly that the bank guarantee has been repaid and other debts have been paid.

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