Young Kazakh sprinter Yevgeni Gidich joins Astana
Oct 06 2017 01:13 pm CET

Young Kazakh sprinter Yevgeni Gidich joins Astana
Young Kazakh sprinter Yevgeni Gidich joins Astana


Astana Pro Team has confirmed the signing of young Kazakh sprinter Yevgeni Gidich, who is set to make the move from Vino 4ever.

Gidich had already joined Astana as a trainee and took part in the Brussels Cycling Classic, the GP de Fourmies and the Tour of Denmark.

He was given this chance after winning a stage and the overall classification in the Tour of Thailand and finishing second in the U23 Road Race at the Asian Championships.

"I am very happy to sign my first professional contract with Astana Team," the 21-year-old said. "I was dreaming about it, I was aspiring to this and now my dream comes true! I am so happy! I will do my best to help the team to reach the highest possible results and to justify team’s hopes."

Astana's General Manager Alexander Vinokourov has high hopes for his talented compatriot. "Yevgeniy is a young and ambitious rider with a huge potential. This year he scored a number of really strong results, proving that he is ready for the next step into a higher level," he said.

"Although he is a sprinter, Yevgeniy feels quite good on the climbs and he showed it a few days ago at the Tour of Almaty, where he entered the final Top-10. Besides, he left some great impressions after his races as a trainee in our team. His first contract with Astana will be for the next two seasons. We hope, in a few years he will be able to compete with the strongest sprinters around the world."
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