Vincenzo Nibali foresees 'no problems' over Astana's WorldTour licence

2014 Tour de France winner expects his Astana team to be granted a WorldTour licence in 2015, despite four riders failing drugs tests

Vincenzo Nibali on stage fourteen of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali is confident that the UCI’s Licensing Commission will grant Astana a WorldTour licence for 2015, despite the team having four riders suspended for failing drugs tests in recent months.

The Iglinsky brothers, Valentin and Maxim, tested positive for EPO in September and October respectively, and the failed steroids test of llya Davidenok threw the team’s WorldTour status into doubt.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.