Astana announces leaders for Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Ardennes classics
Dec 17 2018 01:17 am CET

Astana announces leaders for Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Ardennes classics
Astana announces leaders for Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Ardennes classics
Astana

Astana Pro Team has announced the leaders for the rosters for the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Ardennes classics. The announcement was made at the Media Day that was held in Spain.

The media day of Astana in Spain started with a press conference lead by the general manager, Alexander Vinokurov. He announced that Miguel Angel Lopez will lead the team at the Giro d'Italia, Jakob Fuglsang will be the leader at the Tour de France and Alexey Lutsenko will focus on the Ardennes classics.

The Colombian comes from a season in which he stepped on the third position of the final podiums at the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España. He also topped the Youth Classification at the Tour of Oman, the Abu Dhabi Tour and the Giro d'Italia, took stage victories at the Tour of Oman, the Tour of the Alps and the Vuelta a Burgos, and was second at Milano-Torino.

In the 2018 season, Fuglsang achieved top five GC results in races like the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, the Ruta del Sol, the Tour de Romandie, the Tour de Suisse and Milano-Torino. The Danish rider also won one stage at the Tour de Romandie and got the 12th spot in the overall classification at the Tour de France.

Lutsenko will have a primary focus on the Ardennes classics after a season in which he won the National title of Kazakhstan, the Tour of Oman, the road race and the Individual Time Trial at the Summer Asian Games and stages at the Tour of Austria and the Tour of Turkey.




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