Astana Pro Team

Professional Cycling Team

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Named for the capital of its home country, Kazakhstan, Astana represents the UCI as a WorldTour team. The team was founded in 2006 and impressively attained UCI Pro Team status in its inaugural year. In the following 11 years of competition, Astana has won 248 races and 8 Grand Tours. The team has goals of being the best WorldTour team as well as promoting Kazakhstan and Astana around the world. They look forward to witnessing the development of Kazakh cycling at the highest level and the promotion of cycling among young people around the world.


8 Grand Tour victories

30 national champions

37 Grand Tour stage wins

Most Humbling Moment

Alexandr Vinokurov winning Vuelta a España in 2006. This victory showed that anything is possible for a young team

Favorite Race

Tour de France

Favorite Food

Pasta, of course. Best meal for riders

Proudest Moment

The victory at the Giro d’Italia with Vincenzo Nibali. We were united and motivated as a team, and it was a huge team success

Team Leader

Fabio Aru. He has some great victories in his career already, but he is always focusing on and reaching for more

The Team’s Favorite Device

Edge® 820

“In modern cycling, you have to be at the head of technology so you can organize your training and stay at your peak during the race. Garmin devices give us the opportunity to do that.”
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