2015 Astana season

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Astana
2015 season
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UCI codeAST
StatusUCI ProTeam
World Tour Rank5th[1]
ChairmanAlexander Vinokourov
Main sponsor(s)Samruk-Kazyna
BasedKazakhstan
BicyclesSpecialized
GroupsetCampagnolo
Season victories
One-day races6
Stage race overall3
Stage race stages22
Grand Tours1
National Championships2
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The 2015 season for the Astana cycling team began in January with the Tour Down Under. As a UCI WorldTeam, they were automatically invited and obligated to send a squad to every event in the UCI World Tour.

Team roster[edit]

As of 1 January 2015[2]
Rider Date of birth
 Valerio Agnoli (ITA) (1985-01-06)6 January 1985 (aged 30)
 Fabio Aru (ITA) (1990-07-03)3 July 1990 (aged 24)
 Maxat Ayazbayev (KAZ) (1992-01-27)27 January 1992 (aged 22)
 Lars Boom (NED) (1985-12-30)30 December 1985 (aged 29)
 Borut Božič (SLO) (1980-08-08)8 August 1980 (aged 34)
 Dario Cataldo (ITA) (1985-03-17)17 March 1985 (aged 29)
 Laurens De Vreese (BEL) (1988-09-29)29 September 1988 (aged 26)
 Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) (1983-10-17)17 October 1983 (aged 31)
 Daniil Fominykh (KAZ) (1991-08-28)28 August 1991 (aged 23)
 Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) (1985-03-22)22 March 1985 (aged 29)
 Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ) (1986-03-13)13 March 1986 (aged 29)
 Andrea Guardini (ITA) (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 25)
 Andriy Hrivko (UKR) (1983-08-07)7 August 1983 (aged 31)
 Arman Kamyshev (KAZ) (1991-03-14)14 March 1991 (aged 24)
 Tanel Kangert (EST) (1987-03-11)11 March 1987 (aged 27)
Rider Date of birth
 Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (KAZ) (1992-03-28)28 March 1992 (aged 22)
 Mikel Landa (ESP) (1989-12-13)13 December 1989 (aged 25)
 Miguel Ángel López (COL) (1994-02-04)4 February 1994 (aged 20)
 Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ) (1992-09-07)7 September 1992 (aged 22)
 Davide Malacarne (ITA) (1987-06-11)11 June 1987 (aged 27)
 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) (1984-11-14)14 November 1984 (aged 30)
 Diego Rosa (ITA) (1989-03-27)27 March 1989 (aged 25)
 Luis León Sánchez (ESP) (1983-11-24)24 November 1983 (aged 31)
 Michele Scarponi (ITA) (1979-09-25)25 September 1979 (aged 35)
 Rein Taaramäe (EST) (1987-04-24)24 April 1987 (aged 27)
 Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) (1977-07-08)8 July 1977 (aged 37)
 Ruslan Tleubayev (KAZ) (1987-03-07)7 March 1987 (aged 27)
 Alessandro Vanotti (ITA) (1980-09-16)16 September 1980 (aged 34)
 Lieuwe Westra (NED) (1982-09-11)11 September 1982 (aged 32)
 Andrey Zeits (KAZ) (1986-12-14)14 December 1986 (aged 28)

Season victories[edit]

Date Race Competition Rider Country Location
14 February Vuelta a Murcia UCI Europe Tour  Rein Taaramäe (EST)  Spain Alto Fortaleze del Sol
17 February Tour of Oman, Stage 1 UCI Asia Tour  Andrea Guardini (ITA)  Oman Al Wutayyah
22 February Tour of Oman, Points classification UCI Asia Tour  Andrea Guardini (ITA)  Oman
8 March Tour de Langkawi, Stage 1 UCI Asia Tour  Andrea Guardini (ITA)  Malaysia Langkawi
9 March Tour de Langkawi, Stage 2 UCI Asia Tour  Andrea Guardini (ITA)  Malaysia Sungai Petani
11 March Tour de Langkawi, Stage 4 UCI Asia Tour  Andrea Guardini (ITA)  Malaysia Kuala Berang
14 March Tour de Langkawi, Stage 8 UCI Asia Tour  Andrea Guardini (ITA)  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
10 April Tour of the Basque Country, Stage 5 UCI World Tour  Mikel Landa (ESP)  Spain Aia
24 April Giro del Trentino, Stage 4 UCI Europe Tour  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA)  Italy Cles
24 April Giro del Trentino, Teams classification UCI Europe Tour [N 1]  Italy
16 May Tour de Picardie, Stage 2 UCI Europe Tour  Andrea Guardini (ITA)  Italy Fleurines
17 May Giro d'Italia, Stage 9 UCI World Tour  Paolo Tiralongo (ITA)  Italy San Giorgio del Sannio
17 May Tour de Picardie, Teams classification UCI Europe Tour [N 2]  France
23 May World Ports Classic, Stage 1 UCI Europe Tour  Andrea Guardini (ITA)  Belgium Antwerpen
24 May Giro d'Italia, Stage 15 UCI World Tour  Mikel Landa (ESP)  Italy Madonna di Campiglio
26 May Giro d'Italia, Stage 16 UCI World Tour  Mikel Landa (ESP)  Italy Aprica
29 May Giro d'Italia, Stage 19 UCI World Tour  Fabio Aru (ITA)  Italy Cervinia
30 May Giro d'Italia, Stage 20 UCI World Tour  Fabio Aru (ITA)  Italy Sestriere
31 May Giro d'Italia, Young rider classification UCI World Tour  Fabio Aru (ITA)  Italy
31 May Giro d'Italia, Teams classification UCI World Tour [N 3]  Italy
20 June Tour de Suisse, Stage 8 UCI World Tour  Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)   Switzerland Bern
24 July Tour de France, Stage 19 UCI World Tour  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)  France La Toussuire – Les Sybelles
4 August Danmark Rundt, Stage 1 UCI Europe Tour  Lars Boom (NED)  Denmark Holstebro
5 August Vuelta a Burgos, Stage 2 UCI Europe Tour Team time trial[N 4]  Spain Burgos
7 August Vuelta a Burgos, Stage 4 UCI Europe Tour  Miguel Ángel López (COL)  Spain Pineda de la Sierra
8 August Vuelta a Burgos, Overall UCI Europe Tour  Rein Taaramäe (EST)  Spain
8 August Vuelta a Burgos, Young rider classification UCI Europe Tour  Miguel Ángel López (COL)  Spain
8 August Vuelta a Burgos, Teams classification UCI Europe Tour [N 5]  Spain
16 August Arctic Race of Norway, Overall UCI Europe Tour  Rein Taaramäe (EST)  Norway
2 September Vuelta a España, Stage 11 UCI World Tour  Mikel Landa (ESP)  Spain Cortals d'Encamp
13 September Vuelta a España, Overall UCI World Tour  Fabio Aru (ITA)  Spain
17 September Coppa Bernocchi UCI Europe Tour  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)  Italy Legnano
30 September Tre Valli Varesine UCI Europe Tour  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)  Italy Varese
1 October Milano–Torino UCI Europe Tour  Diego Rosa (ITA)  Italy Torino
4 October Tour of Almaty UCI Asia Tour  Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)  Kazakhstan Almaty
4 October Il Lombardia UCI World Tour  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)  Italy Como
8 October Abu Dhabi Tour, Stage 1 UCI Asia Tour  Andrea Guardini (ITA)  United Arab Emirates Madinat Zayed
27 October Tour of Hainan, Stage 8 UCI Asia Tour  Andrey Zeits (KAZ)  China Wuzhishan
28 October Tour of Hainan, Teams classification UCI Asia Tour [N 6]  China

National, Continental and World champions 2015[edit]

Date Discipline Jersey Rider Country Location
21 June European Games Road Race Champion  Luis León Sánchez (ESP)  Azerbaijan Baku
25 June Kazakhstan National Time Trial Champion
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 Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)  Kazakhstan Petropavl
27 June Italian National Road Race Champion
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 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)  Italy Superga

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

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