Italian Giuseppe Martinelli is demoted to assistant manager after serving five years as a team manager for the Astana squad.
The UCI announces the first 11 teams that will race at the WorldTour level in 2016, which includes the embattled Astana squad.
The Astana chief says his two GC riders will race opposite grand tour schedules, which could send Aru to France and Nibali to Italy.
Astana's decision to start Lars Boom in the Tour de France despite low cortisol levels sees the squad kicked out of the MPCC
In the Vuelta's stage 11, Astana stamps its authority on the race, winning the day, taking red, and eliminating many GC rivals,.
Luis Leon Sanchez plans to be an instrumental part of Astana's strong Vuelta team, and he hopes the race gives him top fitness for worlds.
Vincenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru, and Mikel Landa will headline an especially dangerous Astana squad at the Vuelta a España
Vincenzo Nibali will reportedly race the Vuelta next month and leave Astana after the 2016 season
The reigning champion has struggled to keep pace in the Tour since its start in Utrecht
The voluntary team organization suspends team Astana for allowing rider Lars Boom to start the Tour with low cortisol levels