2017 Astana season
Photos. SANCHEZ Luis Leon; FUGLSANG Jakob; SCARPONI Michele; BRESCHEL Matti; ARU Fabio; GRIVKO Andrey; LOPEZ Miguel Angel; LUTSENKO.2017 con del
Riders Career points Name Age Nation. ARU Fabio. Race Class Winner 18 Tour of Almaty 2. All information and specifications shown on this website are based upon the latest available information provided by race organizations, teams and riders. No rights can be withdrawn from rankings, results or statistics as presented on this website.
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The capital of Kazakhstan, since renamed Nur-Sultan in honour of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, lent the name Astana to a world-class cycling team ever since sponsor Liberty Seguros pulled out in May A coalition of state-owned companies of this former Soviet republic in Asia provides the financial backing for the team, which has oft-times changed its management throughout its eventful history. The team was booted from the Tour following the positive test result of its leader and founder Alexander Vinokourov, forcing it to spend some time in Purgatory before making its return. Nevertheless, the Kazakh team's Tour was marred by its break-up into two factions, one coalescing around eventual winner Alberto Contador and another around comeback star Lance Armstrong. In , the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned Alberto Contador's acquittal at the end of a long-running legal affair. And in , Astana's flagship rider Alexander Vinokourov was in his final curtain call in the Grande Boucle when he fell and broke a bone in the Cantal department.
Following a major doping scandal involving Kazakhstani rider Alexander Vinokourov , team management was terminated and new management brought in for the season. The team was then managed by Johan Bruyneel , former team manager of U. Under Bruyneel the ethical nature of the team did not improve, although Astana in this period was very successful. Only four Spanish riders, including Contador, and most of the Kazakhs remained with the rebuilt team for Astana first became involved in sponsoring cycling during the season. However, Saiz was reluctant to sell, so Astana applied for a licence in their own right. Initially, the new team was based in Switzerland under the holding company of Zeus Sarl and managed by former Tour de Suisse organiser Marc Biver.
Astana Pro Team
December 11th - The presentation was attended by honored guests of the team, representatives of state government, Kazakhstan cycling federation, sponsors and partners, including Astana Motors, who will continue supporting the team in the new season, journalists and Astana fans and supporters. Before starting the official part of the presentation, Astana Team took a look back into , remembered the most important moments of the last season and told about new changes in the team. I am especially happy with the fact that 7 wins and 4 podiums were scored by our Kazakhstan riders.
Astana Team Presents Its 2017 Roster
The Astana team is set to switch Argon 18 bikes for the season and beyond, ending a seven-year partnership with Specialized. The Canadian manufacturer announced on Monday that they would step up to the WorldTour after securing a three-year deal with the Kazakhstani squad. Astana has ridden Specialized bikes since the season, but there had long been rumours that they would leave as they pooled their resources into remaining with key riders. The move is a direct swap with Specialized who are expected to switch to the Bora-Hansgrohe team for the next three seasons, a move that sees them remain with Peter Sagan. Argon 18 stepped into professional road cycling last season as the secondary sponsor of the Bora-Argon 18 team, and also supplies bikes to triathletes and the Danish track squad.