Astana Pro Team’s 2017 Calendar Kick-off with Tour Down Under
Astana Pro Team gathered in Calpe, Spain, for some velodrome testing in December. Showing off their new APT Argon 18 bikes, the velodrome testings aim to make precious aerodynamic gains and find the optimal positioning.
Click below to watch a video of the velodrome testing.
Astana Pro Team’s training camp will also resume in Calpe, Spain, from January 10 to 23. The team is eager to begin the season ahead.
The 19th Edition of Tour Down Under
Finally, the Tour Down Under again kicks off the World Tour calendar in 2017, with the six-day stage race held from January 17-22 in South Australia.
Here is the temporary team roster for the Tour Down Under:
- Oscar Gatto
- Paolo Tiralongo
- Michael Valgren
- Matti Breschel
- Laurens De Vreese
- Luis Leon Sanchez Gil
- Artyom Zakharov
About Astana Pro Team
Astana Pro Team is a Kazakh squad that was formed in 2006. Led by Alexandr Vinokurov, the most famous and successful cyclist in the history of Kazakhstan and one of the greatest sportsman ever in his country, the team has a Grand Tour talent in the shape of Fabio Aru, who won the 2015 Vuelta a España after placing second in the Giro behind Alberto Contador earlier that year.