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April 23, 2004

Where will he land?

BBC SPORT | Astarloa leaves Cofidis

Reigning world road champion Igor Astarloa has been released from his contract with Cofidis, allowing the Italian to pursue a contract with another team, and start riding.

The Cofidis team has suspended operations will allegations of doping against current and former riders and team officials are investigated. Astarloa, who joined the team just before winning the world title in October, is being released by mutual agreement.

Astarloa previously raced for the Saeco team. AFP reports ">he's expected to sign with Lampre.

Cofidis statement (in French)

Astarloa statement (in Italian)

Posted by Frank Steele on April 23, 2004 in Cofidis probe, Igor Astarloa | Permalink

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