According to the contact extension Italian rider will stay with Kazakh team for one more season.
“Scarponi is very strong and trusty domestic. He made an incredible job on last Giro d’Italia. We are very glad to sign this contract. Hope, in next season he will continue to work for team leaders as good as he did before" – commented general manager Alexandr Vinokurov.
“When Alexandr Vinokourov has asked me to stay in Astana for another year its proposal was very flattered because it means that in recent years I have worked well and I helped to reach big victories. In 2017 it will be my fifteenth season among professionals and so I think I can continue to give my experience to the young talents of the Team and, why not, point to some personal success" – said Michele Scarponi.
Famous Giro d'Italia 2011 winner was born in September 25, 1979. In his long carrier Italian rider has won the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Tirreno-Adriatico, Giro del Trentino and other races.