Astana Pro cycling team with 2014 tour de France winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali arrives by boat for the team presentation in Utrecht, Netherlands, Thursday, July 2, 2015, two days ahead of the start of the Tour de France cycling race. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali’s under-pressure Astana team requested teammate Lars Boom be removed from cycling’s showpiece race for anomalous blood-testing results announced Friday.

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