Bilbao will lead Astana in the Tour of the Alps after the loss of Superman López

The cyclist of Gernika, sixth in the past Giro d'Italia, will be the leader of Astana in the absence of the Colombian, who will be a father in the coming days.

Pello Bilbao will be the leader of the Kazakh Astana Pro Team in the next Tour of the Alps in the absence of the Colombian Miguel Angel López, who will be a father in the coming days.

It is a race that is given quite well to the Kazakh squad since from 2013 Astana has won at least one stage in each edition, and also Pello Bilbao, who last year wore the leader's jersey after his victory in the stage that ended in Folgaria.

Giuseppe Martinelli, one of the directors of Astana, He explained that the team is happy for the captaincy of Pello Bilbao "because the Tour of the Alps brings back very good memories in the heart of Astana, because it is one of the most beautiful races of the calendar, and because with Pello we aspire to victory in the general ".

In addition to Pello Bilbao, the other victory options of the Astana are the Czech climber Jan Hirt, tenth in the edition of the or past, the Kazakh Andrey Zeits and the Italians Dario Cataldo and Manuele Boaro.

The Tour of the Alps will be held from April 22 to 26 and will kick off with the first stage, of 144 kilometers, with start and end in Kufstein and 2,100 meters of altitude.

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