Tour de France

Astana Pro Team

Astana is undoubtedly weaker in 2020 with a smaller budget and fewer support riders.

Team Info

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Country
Kazakhstan
UCI Rankings
10th
Team Manager
Alexander Vinokourov
Year Founded
2006 (under current name)
Past Tour Results
Two stage wins 2018
Type of Sponsor
Coalition of Kazakh companies
7
grand tour victories in team's history
3
GC finishes by López at the 2018 Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Miguel Ángel López (Col) 26 0 0 N/A
Omar Fraile (Sp) 29 1 2 57 (2018)
Gorka Izagirre (Sp) 32 0 7 24 (2018)
Ion Izagirre (Sp) 31 1 5 22 (2018)
Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) 27 0 4 19 (2019)
Luis León Sánchez (Sp) 36 4 9 10 (2010)
Huge Houle (Can) 29 0 1 91 (2019)
Harold Tejada (Col) 23 0 0 N/A

Equipment

Bicycle: Wilier Triestina
Components: Shimano
Wheels: Corima
Clothing: Giordana

What to know

Astana heads into its 14th Tour de France targeting the overall with explosive Colombian climber Miguel Ángel López, while its longtime GC rider Jakob Fuglsang heads to the Giro d’Italia. The Tour’s mountainous route and lack of a flat time trial will cater to López’s strengths, while Fuglsang’s big diesel engine is better suited for the Giro. On paper, López has what it takes to reach a grand tour podium. But this is his first Tour de France attempt, and his ability to manage the stress of the race will be put to the test. And Astana is undoubtedly weaker in 2020 with a smaller budget and fewer support riders.

Our take

López is one of the most exciting young grand tour riders in the peloton, and he has all of the physical skills to succeed on this year’s Tour route. Does he have the intellect and the temperament? We hope so.