Astana Pro Team wins Tour de la Provence team classification NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The last stage of the Tour de la Provence ended with a big surprise as the breakaway made it to the line in a thrilling finale. Alexey Lutsenko won the sprint from the reduced bunch, crossing the line in fifth place only five seconds behind the breakaway. The Kazakh champion won the sprint jersey, while Vlasov secured the youth classification. With no change in the GC, Vlasov took second and Lutsenko third. A nice finish to a successful week, Astana Pro Team won the team classification, Astana Pro Team informs on its website.
Astana win big at Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia Stage 2 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - It was a great day for Astana Pro Team in Murcia: Luis Leon Sanchez won the second stage of the race after his late solo attack, Omar Fraile won the sprint for the second podium place, taking also the red jersey of the best climber, Nikita Stalnov finished 5th in the general classification, while Astana became the best team of the race, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Astana’s Lutsenko climbs to 2nd place in Tour de la Provence Stage 3 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The iconic Mont Ventoux awaited the peloton on the penultimate stage of the Tour de la Provence today. As expected, the race went on fire as the riders tackled the steep last ascent. Alexey Lutsenko and Aleksandr Vlasov showed a strong performance, staying in the first chasing group and crossing the line in second and fourth place, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Astana’s Vlasov takes solo victory in Tour de la Provence Stage 2 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - A demanding 175km long stage with a sharp climb up to the finish line was on today’s menu at the Tour de la Provence. It all came down to the last ascent as several riders tried to distance themselves, but in the end, it was Aleksandr Vlasov, who launched a late attack and rode solo to glory. Lutsenko made the team’s result even better with taking third place on La Ciotat, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Volta a la comunitat Valenciana. Stage 5. Ion Zagirre is 7th in final classification NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana has ended today in Valencia. Two riders of Astana Pro Team finished this race in the Top-10 of the general classification: Ion Izagirre took 7th place, while Oscar Rodriguez did 9th, Kazinform refers to Astana Pro Team.
Saudi Tour stage 4. Gidich sprints to strong 3rd place in fast finale NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM After the day’s breakaway was caught, teams started to form their lead-out for their sprinters. Astana Pro Team put in a strong ride to deliver their sprinter Yevgeniy Gidich perfectly. In a fast bunch sprint the Kazakh rider gave his all and powered to a strong third place. Unfortunately, Hernando Bohorquez was involved in a crash in the finale, but luckily no serious injuries were recorded.
Astana’s Gidich, Martinelli sprint into top 20 of Saudi Tour Stage 2 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Today’s longest stage of the Saudi Tour ended in a bunch sprint, where Yevgeniy Gidich and Davide Martinelli sprinted into the Top 20, while Manuele Boaro moved up five positions in the overall ranking, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Saudi Tour Stage 1. Manuele Boaro battles through crosswinds in desert of Saudi Arabia NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The first day of the Saudi Tour was earmarked by crosswinds but Manuele Boaro and his teammates battled through the desert of Saudi Arabia and closed the gap to a late breakaway on the line, with Boaro taking 18th place, the press service of Astana Pro Team informs.
Astana's Boaro takes 3rd atop Willunga Hill at Santos Tour Down Under Stage 6 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - On the last day at the Santos Tour Down Under (Stage 6, McLaren Vale – Willunga Hill, 151.5 km), Astana Pro Team tried to play its cards to get a nice result in this race: Manuele Boaro went away in the daily breakaway, while Luis Leon Sanchez made a strong attack passing Willunga Hill climb for the first time, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Astana’s Felline 9th in dramatic stage 5 final of Santos Tour Down Under NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - A group of riders have attacked close to the top of Kerby Hill, the only climb of stage 5 with 20 km to go to try to isolate the sprinters. This attack created a small group of riders, who stayed away for the next 14 km, but after a hard chase the main peloton with all the sprinters inside came across them with 6 km to go to play the stage victory in a dramatic final, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Astana’s De Vreese breaks away again in Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Despite of a hilly profile in the first part of the distance, the fourth stage of 152.8 km from Norwood to Murray Bridge provided a good possibility to the sprinters to fight for a stage win. The only factor which could play a role was a crosswind, expected to blow in the final of the race. But, in fact, the wind was not strong enough to create echelons and, finally, everything ended with a bunch sprint won by the Australian Caleb Ewan, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.