Nibali and ‘Superman’ López, leaders of Astana in Giro and Tour

The Astana team has revealed this Thursday the calendar of its great figures for the 2022 season, in which two illustrious figures of the team such as Miguel Ángel López and Vincenzo Nibali will return to the ranks of the Kazakh squad.

López and Nibali will act as leaders of Astana in the great races of the calendar. The Colombian, which will debut in the Jaén Paraíso Interior and in the Vuelta a Andalucía, He will go to the Giro d’Italia with the stripes of team leader. It will not be the only big one for López this season, since ‘Superman’ will also compete in the Tour de France.

The Italian Vincenzo Nibali will also do a double Giro-Tour. ‘El Tiburon de Messina’ will debut in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana before competing in Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo and the Tour of the Alps. This last race will be his last test before the Giro d’Italia and doubling participation in the Tour de France.

The third leader for the great Vueltas of Astana will be the Spanish David de la Cruz, who will have the stripes of leader of the ranks in the Vuelta a España. Before that, De la Cruz will compete in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana with Nibali and also in the UAE Tour and Paris-Nice. In addition, the Spanish cyclist will also attend the Giro d’Italia to help López and Nibali.

The aim of Astana is not limited only to the grand tours. Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko, that he will start the year in the Jaén Paraíso Interior and the Vuelta a Andalucía (together with Miguel Ángel López) before competing in the Het Nieuwsblad and Paris-Nice, It will be one of Astana’s strengths for the Flanders classics and, above all, in the Ardennes, before accompanying López and Nibali on the Tour.

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The great reference of Astana for the Flanders Classics will be the Italian Gianni Moscon, that already caressed the triumph this year in the Paris-Roubaix. After competing in the Volta ao Algarve, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Tirreno-Adriatico, Moscon He will have the leading stripes in the Flanders Classics and will work for Lutsenko in the Ardennes Classics before making himself available to López and Nibali in the Tour de France.

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