The 26-year-old Italian and 2015 Vuelta champion will captain the squad next year.
Fabio Aru says he's learned from his mistakes in 2016. For 2017, the Vuelta winner will prepare early and more thoroughly than before.
With the departure of Vincenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru takes over as the top GC rider of the Kazakhstan-registered squad.
The Italian from Sardinia has raced the Giro three times and is likely to return for the 100th edition next year.
Saturday's Il Lombardia will feature two new climbs as organizers look to mix things up at the "Race of the Falling Leaves."
Fabio Aru is set for his debut Olympics on a road race course that should suit the Sardinian climber and his strong Italian team.
Fabio Aru hasn't been much of a factor in the Tour de France yet. But Astana brass says the Italian will make an impact in the Alps.
Multiple teams came to the Tour de France with more than one GC option, but potential conflicts have fizzled out.
Fabio Aru's Specialized S-Works Tarmac is a red-and-black homage to his Sardinian heritage.
Fabio Aru has avoided the Tour de France's pitfalls in the first week. Astana's Italian is looking like a GC contender heading to the