- I am very happy about my new contract with Astana Pro Team, where I feel like at home, in the family. The atmosphere in the team is great and I am happy that the work I do for my teammates is highly appreciated. Looking back to the Classics season it is impossible not to notice the growth of the team. I am proud of what our team has achieved this spring. We are moving in right direction step by step. I am excited that I will continue to participate in this development, - said Laurens De Vreese.
Laurens De Vreese (29 years old) spends his fourth season in Astana Pro Team. He is a well-known specialist in the Classic races and an indispensable assistant for the team leaders in the most prestigious Classics of the WorldTour, including such a great Monuments as the Tour of Flanders and the Paris – Roubaix. The next goal of Laurens De Vreese is the prestigious stage race Binck Bank Tour (formerly known as Eneco Tour) on the roads of Netherlands and Belgium.
- No doubt, Laurens De Vreese is a very important part of the team's strategy on the Classic races. In the last few years, we have been working on this direction, the team is progressing every year on the Classics, there are already great victories and podiums. We will continue to move ahead. De Vreese has proved himself as a rider who can provide the leader of the team with invaluable help during a big Classic race, so I am happy that he remains in Astana, - said general manager Alexandr Vinokurov.