Tour de France champ Contador to stay with Astana
Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will remain with the Astana team until his contract expires at the end of next year, Kazakh Cycling Federation deputy president Nikolai Proskurin says, AP reported.
The Spaniard's future with Astana has been unclear for months amid persistent doubts about the Kazakh team's financial viability.
The International Cycling Union had warned that Astana's financial troubles could endanger its chances of securing a new four-year license, prompting speculation that Contador - the world's top-ranked rider - could be released by the team.
Contador won the Tour de France for the second time in July with former teammate and seven-time Tour champion Lance Armstrong finishing third.