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ST1 : Tour of Hainan :: Chengmai-Chengmai – 84km

“It’s good weather in Hainan, and our main goal for General Classification will be stage seven -“

Andrey Zeits after stage one at the Tour of Hainan -

Zeits and the entire Astana Pro Team squad finished with the same time at stagewinner Moreno Hofland of the Netherlands -

Monday’s opening stage for the 8-day 2014 Tour of Hainan was a short circuit race in the northern city of Chengmai, a change from previous starts in Sanya on the southern coast of the tropical island -

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Montée Kivilev – 4.10.18

Espoir Cycliste Saint-Etienne Loire celebrated the 30th anniversary of their annual hill-climb on October 4, with more than 300 participants, including 66 young cyclists and 247 adults, competing in a timed, individual race up the 9.6km course -

Renamed ‘Montée Kivilev’ in honor of Kazakh cyclist Andrei Kivilev, who lived nearby in Sorbiers when he was a young professional in Europe, this year’s event was won by Emmanuel Baudoin, who set a new course record at 16:20 -

Kivilev’s brother Andrei Belousov attended the event to hand out prizes donated by Astana Pro Team for winners and participants, including home trainers, team jerseys and water bottles -

Kivilev remains in our memory and our hearts forever -

Il Lombardia 2014

Giro Lombardia :: Como-Bergamo – 254km

“I got in the breakaway with 10 guys and we stayed away for 200km -“

Francesco Gavazzi after the final one-day classic of the 2014 season – Il Lombardia -

Gavazzi and his breakaway companions worked to establish an advantage of more than eight minutes in the hilly course on a sunny and mild day in northern Italy -

In the final two hours of racing Gavazzi’s group was caught as the escapees moved into the final set of short, steep hills, and teammate Fabio Aru found himself among the leaders -

In the finale Aru crossed the finish line one second behind winner Dan Martin of Ireland, with a solid Top-10 finish -


Tour of Almaty :: 186k

“All season my wife has been supporting me from home and taking care of our daughter – nine months since she was born – I’d like to dedicate my win today to her, to say thanks – tomorrow I’m going home -“

Alexei Lutsenko – winner at the Tour of Almaty -

Lutsenko followed Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali in the final lap, and watched as a fast group of finishers became smaller and even faster on the clear, wide lanes of Kazakhstan’s southern city -

In the final sprint Lutsenko chose to move first right, then left and fooled Russian sprinter Sergey Chernetskiy before crossing the finish in front of thousands of cheering fans -

The early race saw the peloton chasing multiple breakaway attempts before Lutsenko’s teammate Dmitriy Gruzdev off the front with two other riders, and then build a lead of nearly six minutes before riders from Russia’s Katyusha and Italy’s Bardiani-CSF begin a forceful chase -

As the race passed the skyscraper district just in front of Almaty’s mountain skyline, Nibali went to the front to accelerate and kill off any chances of a mass sprint, with Lutsenko safely behind him -

After four hours of racing in bright autumn sunshine, Lutsenko emerged victorious, Nibali 35 seconds behind in 10th, Astana Pro Team the champions -

2014 Vuelta a España: Stage 18

Giro Lombardia 5.10.14

Astana Pro Team for the 2014 Giro Lombardia :

  • Ару :: Aru – ITA
  • Скарпони :: Scarponi – ITA
  • Брайкович :: Brajkovic – SLO
  • Гавацци :: Gavazzi – ITA
  • Кессиакофф :: Kessiakoff – SWE
  • Ланда :: Landa – ESP
  • Тиралонго :: Tiralongo – ITA

Джисеппи Мартинелли ::DS:: Giuseppe Martinelli

2014 Tour de France - Stage 17

Tour of Almaty 5.10.14

Astana Pro Team for the 2014 Tour of Almaty

  • Нибали :: Nibali – ITA
  • Дьяченко :: Dyachenko – KAZ
  • Груздев :: Gruzdev – KAZ
  • Камышев :: Kamyshev – KAZ
  • Луценко :: Lutsenko – KAZ
  • Тлеубаев :: Tleubayev – KAZ
  • Ванотти :: Vanotti – KAZ
  • Зейц :: Zeits – ITA

Александр Шефер ::DS:: Alexandr Shefer