Vincenzo Nibali: I am not leaving Astana

Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali says he thinks Astana will be granted a WorldTour licence despite recent doping cases

Vincenzo Nibali

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali will stay with team Astana for 2015 despite five recent doping cases that have cast a shadow over the Kazakhstan team.

"I don't think I'd leave," Nibali said in an interview with Cycling Weekly. "I have my technical staff here, the people I wanted in the team. There's a good group, all around me and united."

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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.