2012 Astana season

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2012 Astana season
Manager Giuseppe Martinelli
One-day victories 2
Stage race overall victories 3[N 1]
Stage race stage victories 10[N 1]
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The 2012 season for the Astana cycling team is scheduled to begin in January with the Tour Down Under. As a UCI ProTeam, they are automatically invited and obligated to send a squad to every event in the UCI World Tour.


2012 roster[edit]

Ages as of 1 January 2012.[3]

Rider Date of birth
 Fabio Aru[N 2] (ITA) (1990-07-03)3 July 1990 (aged 21)
 Assan Bazayev (KAZ) (1981-02-22)22 February 1981 (aged 30)
 Borut Božič (SLO) (1980-08-08)8 August 1980 (aged 31)
 Janez Brajkovič (SLO) (1983-12-18)18 December 1983 (aged 28)
 Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) (1983-10-17)17 October 1983 (aged 28)
 Dmitry Fofonov (KAZ) (1976-08-15)15 August 1976 (aged 35)
 Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) (1982-03-22)22 March 1982 (aged 29)
 Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) (1984-08-01)1 August 1984 (aged 27)
 Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ) (1986-03-13)13 March 1986 (aged 25)
 Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) (1987-08-14)14 August 1987 (aged 24)
 Andriy Hryvko (UKR) (1983-08-07)7 August 1983 (aged 28)
 Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ) (1981-04-18)18 April 1981 (aged 30)
 Valentin Iglinskiy (KAZ) (1984-05-12)12 May 1984 (aged 27)
 Tanel Kangert (EST) (1987-03-11)11 March 1987 (aged 24)
Rider Date of birth
 Andrey Kashechkin (KAZ) (1980-03-21)21 March 1980 (aged 31)
 Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE) (1980-05-17)17 May 1980 (aged 31)
 Robert Kišerlovski (CRO) (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 25)
 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 (aged 25)
 Francesco Masciarelli[N 3] (ITA) (1986-05-05)5 May 1986 (aged 25)
 Dimitry Muravyev (KAZ) (1979-11-02)2 November 1979 (aged 32)
 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (KAZ) (1987-03-12)12 March 1987 (aged 24)
 Evgeni Petrov (RUS) (1978-05-25)25 May 1978 (aged 33)
 Simone Ponzi (ITA) (1987-01-17)17 January 1987 (aged 24)
 Sergey Renev (KAZ) (1985-01-03)3 January 1985 (aged 26)
 Kevin Seeldraeyers (BEL) (1986-09-12)12 September 1986 (aged 25)
 Egor Silin (RUS) (1988-06-25)25 June 1988 (aged 23)
 Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) (1977-07-08)8 July 1977 (aged 34)
 Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) (1973-09-16)16 September 1973 (aged 38)
 Andrey Zeits (KAZ) (1986-12-14)14 December 1986 (aged 25)

Season victories[edit]

Date Race Competition Rider Country Location
21 March Volta a Catalunya, Stage 3 UCI World Tour  Brajkovič, JanezJanez Brajkovič (SLO)  Spain Canturri
15 April Amstel Gold Race UCI World Tour  Gasparotto, EnricoEnrico Gasparotto (ITA)  Netherlands Valkenburg
22 April Liège–Bastogne–Liège UCI World Tour  Iglinsky, MaximMaxim Iglinsky (KAZ)  Belgium Liège
24 April Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, Stage 3[N 1] UCI Europe Tour  Dyachenko, AlexsandrAlexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ)  Turkey Elmalı
29 April Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, Overall[N 1] UCI Europe Tour  Dyachenko, AlexsandrAlexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ)  Turkey
29 April Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, Teams classification UCI Europe Tour [N 4]  Turkey
12 May Giro d'Italia, Stage 7 UCI World Tour  Tiralongo, PaoloPaolo Tiralongo (ITA)  Italy Rocca di Cambio
25 May Giro d'Italia, Stage 19 UCI World Tour  Kreuziger, RomanRoman Kreuziger (CZE)  Italy Alpe di Pampeago
14 June Tour of Slovenia, Stage 1 UCI Europe Tour  Ponzi, SimoneSimone Ponzi (ITA)  Slovenia Novo Mesto
15 June Tour de Suisse, Stage 7 UCI World Tour  Kessiakoff, FredrikFredrik Kessiakoff (SWE)   Switzerland Gossau
17 June Tour de Suisse, Stage 9 UCI World Tour  Kangert, TanelTanel Kangert (EST)   Switzerland Sörenberg
17 June Tour de Suisse, Teams classification UCI World Tour [N 5]   Switzerland
17 June Tour of Slovenia, Overall UCI Europe Tour  Brajkovič, JanezJanez Brajkovič (SLO)  Slovenia
29 August Vuelta a España, Stage 11 UCI World Tour  Kessiakoff, FredrikFredrik Kessiakoff (SWE)  Spain Pontevedra
11 October Tour of Beijing, Stage 3 UCI World Tour  Gavazzi, FrancescoFrancesco Gavazzi (ITA)  China Badaling Great Wall
26 October Tour of Hainan, Stage 7 UCI Asia Tour  Gruzdev, DmitriyDmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ)  China Wuzhishan
28 October Tour of Hainan, Overall UCI Asia Tour  Gruzdev, DmitriyDmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ)  China
28 October Tour of Hainan, Teams classification UCI Asia Tour [N 6]  China

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Alexsandr Dyachenko gained a stage win as well as the overall victory in the Tour of Turkey, after initial winner Ivailo Gabrovski tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) during the event.[1][2]
  2. ^ Aru joined the team on 1 August, as a stagiaire, from Palazzago-Elledent-RAD Logistica.[4]
  3. ^ Masciarelli left the team on 6 June.[5]
  4. ^ The riders on the squad were Alexander Vinokourov, Assan Bazayev, Alexsandr Dyachenko, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Jacopo Guarnieri, Valentin Iglinsky, Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy and Andrey Zeits
  5. ^ The riders on the squad were Jacopo Guarnieri, Assan Bazayev, Tanel Kangert, Francesco Gavazzi, Dimitry Muravyev, Fredrik Kessiakoff, Robert Kišerlovski and Roman Kreuziger
  6. ^ The riders on the squad were Valentin Iglinsky, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy, Sergey Renev, Andrey Zeits and Alexsandr Dyachenko

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ivailo Gabrovski provisionally suspended". UCI.ch (Union Cycliste Internationale). 18 July 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Stokes, Shane (14 September 2012). "Tour of Turkey winner Gabrovski faces disqualification with B sample also positive for EPO". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Astana Pro Team (AST) – KAZ". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Breban, Renaud (25 July 2012). "Fabio Aru stagiaire chez Astana" [Fabio Aru an intern at Astana]. Cyclism'Actu (in French) (Swar-Agency). Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Masciarelli quits Astana over health problems". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 6 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kashechkin rejects suggestions he’ll be with RusVelo rather than Astana in 2012". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). 3 December 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  7. ^ ""Pro Team Astana" signed Dmitriy Muravyev". astana.lu (Astana). 8 August 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "Egor Silin, Francesco Gavazzi and Jacopo Guarnieri will join the team for 2012 & 2013 seasons". astana.lu (Astana). 22 August 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Astana signs Borut Božič and Kevin Seeldraeyers". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). 19 September 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Brajkovic joins Astana". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Agence France-Presse. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
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  13. ^ "Di Gregorio joins Cofidis; Quick Step hires Polish riders". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 5 August 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  14. ^ Aubrey, Jane (23 August 2011). "Clarke bound for GreenEdge". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  15. ^ Aubrey, Jane (29 August 2011). "Versatile Vaitkus leaves Astana for GreenEdge". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Davis joins GreenEdge, with London Games in sights". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Agence France-Presse. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Lorenzetto calls time on career". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 2 December 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  18. ^ Wilcockson, John (7 November 2011). "Inside Cycling with John Wilcockson: This year’s retirees just faded away". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  19. ^ Ryan, Barry (24 August 2011). "Astana reduces roster thanks to Kireyev retirement". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  20. ^ Moore, Kyle (16 January 2012). "Josep Jufré calls it a career at age 36". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 16 January 2012.