Thanks to Jens for combing the European media on the UCI-Grand Tours spat... which seems to have reached some sort of deal to restore sanity, for now anyway. Update [2007-3-5 20:23:19 by chris]: Full CN coverage is now up.
The Italian version, from La Gazzetta dello Sport:
Update [2007-3-5 18:13:53 by chris]: English reports coming in. See Reuters in the comments. Eurosport's story will be here when they fix the link.
If you have a translator function, please run this language and paste the English into comments. Well, unless we find an English description sooner. But it sounds vaguely like the UCI is dropping to 18 teams at some point, and Astana and Unibet are getting the axe. There also appears to be some holding pattern until September 21, though I can't tell what's supposed to happen then.