Astana Still on Shaky Ground

The UCI has ordered Astana to produce a formal bank guarantee in 24 hours before the team can be approved for ProTour status for the next year, VeloNews reports. Astana has already missed the October 20 deadline that required it to hand over financial and management records to the commission. The Kazakh government has pledged $22 million to the team, which went to secure Alberto Contador's contract, but the UCI wants more evidence of sound financial footing from Astana.

--Aileen Torres

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