MILAN (AP) -- The president of the International Cycling Union has hinted that Astana's chances of continuing to race next year could be in danger after two doping cases in a short space of time.
Kazakhstani cyclist Maxim Iglinskiy was provisionally suspended last week after testing positive for EPO, three weeks after his brother admitted to doping with the same substance.
Cookson, who was in Milan for Monday's Giro d'Italia presentation, tells the Associated Press "I'm sure this is something the license commission will be considering when they appraise their licenses for 2015."
The UCI chief adds "I'm hoping that they are isolated incidents and not symptomatic of a greater problem in the team."
Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali rides for Astana.