"It is a very complete and dynamic race route. On the 29,4 km TTT as first stage the Team will be very important for not losing much time on general classification. Than many stages not too difficult but even not too easy. Many under 200 km stages and then the last 4 stages before the final one will be very challenging. The rider who aim to win the Vuelta will have to be at the top in those stages!".
About the Astana Pro Team at the Vuelta 2016: "I can guarantee we will honour the number “1” we conquered last September in Madrid. It’s early to talk about the Team composition because the season is about to start and it will be very long. You never know how things goes in any race you participate to. In the Astana Pro Team we have tremendous captains but also very promising young riders who could do very good on this race route. For sure we will do our best to keep the winner title in Madrid".