Astana, for 30 wins in 2021 and the dream of a great

His manager, Aleksandr Vinokourov, was the one who set those goals and emphasized the Giro, where Vlasov will be the leader. Fuglsang, on the Tour, accompanied by Ion Izagirre.


The Astana team was presented this Sunday in Benidorm, where it celebrates its first concentration of 2021, and its manager, Aleksander Vinokourov, spoke of the objectives for this season. "Last year was good, with great victories such as Fuglsang in Lombardy, Lutsenko and López in the Tour, Ion Izagirre in the Vuelta. We achieved 15 beautiful victories. But one objective of the team is to win the general classification again. of a big one, something that we have not achieved since the Giro 2016 with Nibali. The Giro can be a race that we do well. I have spoken with the riders and I have told them that a season with 30 victories and conquering the Giro would be a great year ".

A few words that seem to highlight the confidence that the structure will have in 2021 in Alexander Vlasov, its young 24-year-old Russian talent, who will a priori be the head of the ranks in the Italian great. The Danish Jakob Fuglsang will attend the Tour as another of the references of a squad that will have eight new faces, the important loss of Miguel Ángel López (who went to Movistar) and, again, an important Spanish bloc (the Izagirre, Luisle , Fraile, Aranburu and Rodríguez) who has been joined by Javier Romo, who at 21 comes to cycling from triathlon.

At the event, the calendars (until summer) of its most important runners were also revealed, among which was a Ion Izagirre who highlighted "the confidence that gave him victory in the Vuelta" and how this 2021 is planned with the objective to achieve triumphs in the races of a week with special enthusiasm in Itzulia of the Basque Country. The Guipuzcoan will run Valencia, Andalusia, Paris-Nice, Itzulia, Amstel, Flecha, Liege, Dauphiné and Tour.

As for Jakob Fuglsang, his roadmap will be Andalusia, Strade, Tirreno, Flanders, Basque Country, Amstel, Flecha, Liège, Switzerland, Tour and Games; while Vlasov will focus on Provence, Algarve, Paris-Nice and Tour of the Alps before his big date at the Giro.

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