Bike Reviews > Team Astana

Vinokourov takes stage 1 of Tour of Trentino

vinokourov takes stage 1 of tour of trentino   Vinokourov takes stage 1 of Tour of Trentino

Alexander Vinokourov of Astana the 12.5 km time-trial at Lake Garda in northern Italy for the stage one of the Tour of Trentino. At second place was Stefano Garzelli of Acqua e Sapone and Matteo Montaguti of De Rosa.

Vinokourov finished the course in 15 minutes and seven seconds. He won by 16 seconds from Garzelli and 18 seconds ahead with Montaguti. Michele Scarponi of Androni Giocattoli took fourth place.

Riccardo Ricco of Ceramica Flaminia placed eighth and Ivan Basso, who was last year’s overall winner only finished at thirteenth. Finishing at 46th was soon to retire Gilbert Simoni of Lampre-Farnese Vini. The Giro d’Italia will be Simoni’s last race.

Vinokourov now has the overall lead but has his sights set for the Liege-Batogne-Liege. “On Sunday I’ll be in Liege with strong ambitions, better to measure out my efforts here in Trentino where there are many competitors also wishing to get…

Read More…

Team Astana Starts 2010 Season With Contador

team astana starts 2010 season with contador   Team Astana Starts 2010 Season With Contador

Team Astana presented its lineup for the 2010 season last Saturday at the Hofburg Redoutensaal in Vienna, Austria, with two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador as the undeniable star of the show.

Contador, however, denied that he is the favorite to wear the yellow jersey for this year’s Tour de France, although he did admit that winning his third title of the said event is his main goal for this season.

The Spanish rider looked focused, happy, and physically fit for the season as he posed for photographs with his Astana teammates during the presentation. When asked about Lance Armstrong, his former teammate last season, Contador replied that the American rider is also one of the favorites, and will be a close rival. He seemed happy, though, that the Texan is no longer part of his squad.

Team Astana had a multi-talented squad of riders last year, with Lance Armstrong…

Read More…

Team Astana Specialized Tarmac SL3 Road Bike

team astana specialized tarmac sl3 road bike   Team Astana Specialized Tarmac SL3 Road Bike

Specialized is one of Team Astana’s sponsors, and with Alberto Contador being on the team, plus he signed a contract with Specialized, it was only a matter of time before a Specialized road bike would show up. Moving forward, here are the official photos of Team Astana Specialized Tarmac SL3 Road Bike, and a nice choice by using Specialized top tier road bike. As we can see, the Team Astana Tarmac SL3 uses the colors yellow, sky blue, black, and white, which are all located on Team Astana’s jersey. Other small details make the SL3 Tarmac Road Bike Team Astana edition more desirable, like the designs at the rear plus “Astana” decals. We can not wait to see this bike built up!

Read More…