June 29, 2006
Vinokourov, Astaná-Würth in, for now
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that the Amaury Sport Organisation can't keep Astaná-Würth from taking Saturday's start in Strasbourg.
Guido de Croock (and there's a Dickensian name for you) issued the ruling that press reports don't constitute sufficient evidence of damage to the sport to keep the team out.
Given the release today of 500 pages of Operación Puerto evidence in Spain, naming current Astaná-Würth rider Joseba Beloki and former rider Roberto Heras, among others, there could yet be more to the story.
Also, check out the new Astaná jerseys in the picture above the linked story -- they've switched to a cornflower blue, like the Kazakh national champion's jersey, that may be hard to distinguish from Team Milram.
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I think its bad for the tour de france to ban all the favorites without any good reason
Posted by: Albertus Du Plooy at Jul 1, 2006 7:00:10 AM