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Astana Qazaqstan Team

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Born from the ashes of the Liberty-Seguros team in the wake of the Operación Puerto scandal in 2006, Astana entered the sport of cycling during a hugely turbulent time.

The team’s primary purpose is to promote its home country of Kazakhstan and give Kazakh riders a platform upon which they can showcase their talents to the world. Their biggest victories, however, have been taken by their foreign riders, namely Spain’s Alberto Contador and Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali who each won a Tour de France while riding in the team’s iconic sky-blue livery.

While Astana may have won the biggest race in the sport, twice, their glory days are long over and in recent years they’ve looked more like start-list fillers than big race winners. The departure of Nibali at the end of 2022 left a giant hole at the heart of the squad, one that Astana will hope the likes of Alexey Lutsenko, Gianni Moscon and their new talisman - Mark Cavendish - can hopefully fill.

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Astana Qazaqstan Team
Astana Qazaqstan Team
  • Nationality Kazakhstan
  • Founded 2006
  • Team Principal Alexander Vinokourov
  • UCI Code AST
  • Bike Sponsor Wilier Triestina

The Team

Alexey Lutsenko

Alexey Lutsenko

31

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48

1302

Simone Velasco

Simone Velasco

28

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7

1063

Cristian Scaroni

Cristian Scaroni

26

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2

788

Yevgeniy Fedorov

Yevgeniy Fedorov

24

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9

486

Samuele Battistella

Samuele Battistella

25

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6

390

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