The former 2012 Olympic gold medalist of Kazhakastan and the current General Manger of the Astana Pro Team, Alexander Vinokourov, is very happy that the three Kazakh riders have resigned their contract with the team.
The U223 champion Alexey Lutensko has signed a two year contract with the team and Vinokourov is seeing this youngster as the future of Kazakhstan cycling. He has joined the Astana team in 2013 and has made an impression in everyone’s mind by winning a few stages of the Tour of Denmark in 2014, Tour of Switzerland in 2015 and Paris Nice Stage in 2016. The manager is encouraging Alexey to be a strong rider and a team man and believes that there are lots in store for the future.
Daniil Fominykh has also extended his contract with Astana team for one year. He has been part of the team since 2014. Vinokourov is very happy for him and is one rider who can give his best for the team and also bring out some good personal results. Vinokourov says that the progressive driver can easily adjust to the team and play the game according to the needs of the team.
The triple time Kazakhstan champion in Asia and the experienced rider, Dmitrv Gruzdev, has signed a one year contract with Astana Pro team. He is part of the Astana team since 2011. He is the strongest member of the Astana team for the Grand Tours like the Tour De France and Giro d’Italia. Alexander Vinokourov is all praises for this experienced rider and hopes that he will gather some victories under his belt towards the end of the season. He expects Dmitrv to perform at his best during the world championship and wants to see this rider finish in the top 10 standings in Qatar.