Tour de France re-confirms no Astana for 2008 race

No Astana

The Tour de France has re-confirmed that Alberto Contador's Astana team will not be taking part in this year's race despite the Spaniard's recent victory in the Tour of Italy.

It had been rumoured in Spain that the Tour might let Contador and Astana ride this year's Tour de France following the Madrid-born rider?s success in the Giro. But the Tour has refused to reverse its original decision.

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