This is why Astana have been awarded a 2016 WorldTour licence

The UCI's Licence Commission releases its reasoned decision into why they have granted Astana's WorldTour licence for 2016

Astana on stage one of the 2015 Tour of the Basque Country

(Image credit: Watson)

Astana will race in the 2016 WorldTour after the receiving the go-ahead today from the UCI.

The green light came after a four-month review of the Kazakh team, with cycling's governing body having previously asked its commission to withdraw Astana's licence after doping cases and a noted "old-style culture."

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