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June 29, 2006

Vinokourov, Astaná-Würth in, for now

Eurosport | Astana, Vino given go ahead

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.

Also:

Official ruling from Court of Arbitration for Sport (.pdf file, in French)

Posted by Frank Steele on June 29, 2006 in Alexandre Vinokourov, Top Stories, Tour de France 2006 | Permalink

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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