Astana-Premier Tech re-signs seven riders for 2021
Nov 24 2020 07:50 am CET

Astana-Premier Tech re-signs seven riders for 2021
Astana-Premier Tech re-signs seven riders for 2021

Astana Pro Team has announced the contract extensions of seven riders for the 2021 season.

The team -which will be called Astana-Premier Tech from January 2021- has confirmed the extensions for Manuele Boaro, Davide Martinelli, Jonas Gregaard Wilsly, Rodrigo Contreras, Luis León Sánchez, Ion and Gorka Izagirre for the upcoming season.

Ion Izagirre, stage winner of all three Grand Tours, is pleased to have another year in the formation along with his brother. "Together with my brother I joined the team in 2019," the Spaniard said. "It has been great two years, therefore, I am happy to re-sign for another season.

"This year had ups and downs, to leave the Tour de France was shattering but winning a stage at the Vuelta a España was a happy ending to a challenging season. I am looking forward to 2021 and also to stay in the team with my brother. As always, we have big ambitions and are already in full swing to start the season in good shape."

Spanish National champion Sanchez welcomed the news of his one-year extension. "I am glad to continue with the team, I feel very comfortable here, as it is a familiar team with a professional surrounding," he explained. "Also, I know my role within the team, even so I get my chances to show myself. I am already many years in the team, since 2015, but my motivation and ambitions remain the same.

"With my experience I think, I can take the young riders by the hand but will also help our GC leaders to fight for the best results possible. After a difficult 2020 season I am looking forward to 2021, hopefully being again a normal cycling season for us."

After this abnormal season -which was his first in the Kazakh-Canadian team- Martinelli is glad that he gets another year to enjoy. "I am very happy because after a very strange and difficult season due to Covid-19, I hope that we can have a regular 2021 season without any problems," the Italian commented.

"I got the chance to continue working with the team, where I want to show, especially in the Spring Classics, my potential. For these goals, I am working already now on it to be in the best shape. I really want to thank the team and the management for believing in me, I will give my best to pay off their confidence in me."



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