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Astana Pro Team


Season Opening 2020 event Astana Pro Team


Let's remind Tour de France 2016 with Astana Pro Team!


Astana Pro Team - Highlights 2019


Astana Pro Team - First Ever Pro Cycling Rap


Tour de France 2016. First 3 stages inside the race with Astana Pro Team


👌The team started stage 3 of the @TourofGuangxi, but not before signing some shirts!🖍 #TOG2019 #AstanaProTeam https://t.co/IFUAQDZAyW


The 10th place for @ballero_94 today on stage 1 of the @TourofGuangxi. #TOG2019 #AstanaProTeam https://t.co/SVGvRdtTU8


Before the start of @TourofGuangxi stage 1, @Davide_villella made a new friend!😉 #TOG2019 #AstanaProTeam https://t.co/hbnvoTGCve


👋@Il_Lombardia!🇮🇹 #ILombardia https://t.co/IOMu9OrQd8

Astana Pro Team is a professional road bicycle racing team sponsored by the Samruk-Kazyna, a coalition of state-owned companies from Kazakhstan and named after its capital city Astana. Astana attained UCI ProTeam status in its inaugural year, 2007. Following a major doping scandal involving Kazakhstani rider Alexander Vinokourov, team management was terminated and new management brought in for the 2008 season. The team was then managed by Johan Bruyneel, former team manager of U.S. Postal/Discovery Channel team. Under Bruyneel the ethical nature of the team did not improve, although Astana in this period was very successful. With a lineup including Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador, as well as runner-up Andreas Klöden the results were there, however the team was on the verge of financial collapse in May 2009. A battle for control of the team led to the return of Vinokourov for the 2009 Vuelta a España caused Bruyneel and at least fourteen of its riders to leave at the end of the 2009 season, most for Team RadioShack. Only four Spanish riders, including Contador, and most of the Kazakhs remained with the rebuilt team for 2010. Those four Spaniards all left the team for Saxo Bank–SunGard in 2011.