Jan 11, 2014
Vinokourov released by team after positive test at Tour
Kazakh rider Alexandre Vinokourov plans to fight the blood-doping charges that led to his disqualification at this year's Tour de France.
Gallery: Astana team presentation
The Astana team held its official presentation in Brescia, Italy on Wednesday, introducing the line-ups for its WorldTour squad led by Vincenzo Nibali , the new Vino4Ever men's Continental team and the Italian-based women's Be Pink Astana team.
Astana unveils 2014 jersey
The Astana team has unveiled its new jersey and shorts, adding a touch of yellow and a new second sponsor to the sky blue colours for 2014.
Kazakhstan to launch new UCI Continental team
Professional cycling in Kazakhstan is set to grow in 2014 with the addition of the Vino4ever team to the UCI ranks as a Continental team.
Astana plans to cause problems for Sky in 2014
"Sky will have an extra problem in 2014," is how Astana sports director Giuseppe Martinelli sums up one important part of the team's plans for 2014 - the Tour de France - and how the Kazakh squad will tackle cycling's blue riband race.