Astana Lastest news

Tour de la Provence. Stage 4. Astana Pro Team wins Tour de la Provence team classification plus the sprint and youth jersey with Lutsenko and Vlasov

The last stage of the Tour de la Provence ended with a big surprise as the breakaway made it to the line in a thrilling finale. Alexey Lutsenko won the sprint from the reduced bunch, crossing the line in fifth place only five seconds behind the breakaway. The Kazakh champion won the sprint jersey, while Vlasov secured the youth classification. With no change in the GC, Vlasov took second and Lutsenko third. A nice finish to a successful week, Astana Pro Team won the team classification.   

The final day of racing at the Tour de la Provence took the peloton 170.5 kilometers from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence with three categorized climbs. It took many kilometers until the breakaway of the day went up the road and with 38 kilometers to go, the escapees had still more than four minutes over the pack. 

The Astana riders stayed in the bunch and helped to close the gap to the front. But the breakaway worked well together, and so they were able to hold on their advantage. 

In a thrilling finale, with only 5 seconds gap, the breakaway made it to the line. The first rider, who won the sprint from the reduced bunch, was Astana rider Alexey Lutsenko, crossing the line in fifth place. 

There was no change in the general classification, therefore Aleksandr Vlasov finished the race in second place overall and teammate Lutsenko took third. But after today’s performance Alexey Lutsenko won the sprint classification and Aleksandr Vlasov secured the youth classification. The cherry on the top of the cake, the Kazakh team took home the team’s classification.

-We tried to go into the breakaway but the other teams controlled the race all the time. For us the second and third place in the overall ranking, the sprint jersey as well as the youth and team classification are really good results. We came here with young riders and they did a great job, learned a lot and gained some experience and it was a good start into the season. I want to say thank you to the whole team, everyone did a great job here, it always needs a team to achieve results like these. - said Dmitriy Fofonov

The last kilometer to the finish, we only missed 5 seconds to catch the breakaway, I tried to attack but it was too late and the breakaway made it to the line. It is a pity but at least I tried and took fifth place. But all in all, I am satisfied with my and the team’s performance, the team worked really well together this week and I am looking forward to the upcoming races. – Alexey Lutsenko

 

Photo credit: © Getty Images

Facebook VK Twitter Google Pinterest Email Print
Tags
DAVIDE MARTINELLI OLYMPIC GAMES ZAKHAROV VINOKUROV KUURNE-BRUXELLES-KUURNE HOULE HUGO ARANBURU ALEX OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD BOARO MANUELE UAE TOUR FOFONOV LUTSENKO MAZZOLENI OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD ELITE VUELTA A ANDALUCIA FUGLSANG JAKOB VOLTA AO ALGARVE LOPEZ RUTA DEL SOL CENGHIALTA ZANINI TOUR DE LA PROVENCE VLASOV CLASICA DE ALMERIA SHEFER VUELTA CICLISTA MURCIA SANCHEZ FRAILE ALEKSANDR WIN STALNOV VUELTA DE MURCIA VOLTA A LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA SAUDI TOUR IZAGIRRE ION GIDICH YEVGENIY MARTINELLI DAVIDE IZAGIRRE SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER DE VREESE SCHWALBE CLASSIC ASTANA PRO TEAM WILIER TRIESTINA ARGON 18 FOMINYKH BOHORQUEZ TOUR OF GUANGXI VILLELLA BALLERINI KUDUS GREGAARD IL LOMBARDIA GRAN PIEMONTE ZEITS MILANO-TORINO TRE VALLI VARESINE YAKOVLEV GRAN PREMIO BRUNO BEGHELLI CRO RACE GIRO DELL'EMILIA PRONSKIY RODRIGUEZ UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS CORT FELLINE GRUZDEV MEMORIAL MARCO PANTANI TROFEO MATTEOTTI COPPA SABATINI BIZHIGITOV GIRO DELLA TOSCANA VUELTA A ESPANA GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE MONTRéAL BILBAO GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE QUEBEC COPPA AGOSTONI COPPA BERNOCCHI GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE MONTREAL GRAND PRIX DE FOURMIES SEDOUN BRUSSELS CYCLING CLASSIC GP DE FOURMIES LOPEZGORKA IZAGIRRE DEUTSCHLAND TOUR BRETAGNE CLASSIC Натаров BAZAYEV CONTRERAS TOUR OF ALMATY EUROEYES CYCLASSICS HAMBURG BINCKBANK TOUR ARCTIC RACE OF NORWAY ARCTIC RACE ON NORWAY TEJADA TOUR DE POLOGNE ION IZAGIRRE BINCK BANK TOUR CLASSIC CICLISTA SAN SEBASTIAN GORKA IZAGIRRE ADRIATICA IONICA RACE TOUR DE FRANCE TOUR DE SUISSE HIRT MICHAELSEN CRITéRIUM DU DAUPHINé BALOISE BELGIUM TOUR CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE TOUR OF NORWAY GIRO D'ITALIA CATALDO FOOD & LIFE AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA DAVIDE BALLERINI JONAS GREGAARD HUGO HOULE INFINITY BIOTECH TOUR DE ROMANDIE ESCHBORN-FRANKFURT LIEGE-BASTOGNE-LIEGE JAKOB FUGLSANG OMAR FRAILE TOUR OF THE ALPS LA FLECHE WALLONNE AMSTEL GOLD RACE PARIS-ROUBAIX PRESIDENTIAL CYCLING TOUR OF TURKEY ITZULIA BASQUE COUNTRY TOUR DES FLANDRES LAURENS DE VREESE GRAN PREMIO MIGUEL INDURAIN RONDE VAN VLAANDEREN A TRAVERS LA FLANDRE ZHANDOS BIZHIGITOV INTERVIEW WORLD TOUR RECORD DWARS DOOR VLAANDEREN VOLTA CICLISTA A CATALUNYA GENT-WEVELGEM IN FLANDERS FIELDS E3 BINCKBANK CLASSIC MAGNUS CORT DRIEDAAGSE BRUGGE-DE PANNE DMITRIY GRUZDEV GREGAARD WILSLY MILANO-SANREMO TIRRENO-ADRIATICO ALEXEY LUTSENKO PARIS-NICE DARIO CATALDO LUIS LEON SANCHEZ MIGUEL ANGEL LOPEZ STRADE BIANCHE TOUR DU RWANDA KUURNE-BRUSSELS-KUURNE NIKITA STALNOV MERHAWI KUDUS TOUR OF RWANDA TOUR OF OMAN TOUR COLOMBIA 2.1 VUELTA CICLISTA A MURCIA ARBERAS CLASICA ALMERIA SIXTUS ITALIA PELLO BILBAO RODRIGO CONTRERAS CADEL EVANS GREAT OCEAN ROAD RACE MELBOURNE RACE WOLFPACK DOWN UNDER CLASSIC NORTHWAVE KOZHATAYEV TLEUBAYEV VALGREN KANGERT GATTO HANSEN MOSER CHERNETSKII KORSAETH GRIVKO MINALI GREE-TOUR OF GUANGXI VILLELA WILSLY ASTANA LA VUELTA GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE QUéBEC TOUR POITOU-CHARENTES EN NOUVELLE AQUITAINE CHERNETSKI TOUR POITOU-CHARENTES VALGEN VUELTA A BURGOS NATAROV TOUR OF DENMARK CLASICA CICLISTA SAN SEBASTIA CLASICA CICLISTA SAN SEBASTIAN RIDELONDON-SURREY CLASSIC PRUDENTIAL RIDELONDON TOUR OF AUSTRIA ITT ESTONIA ROUTE D'OCCITANIE TOUR DE L'AIN SANGEMINI LIMAR TOUR DE YORKSHIRE TOUR OF YORKSHIRE TOUR OF CROATIA FLECHE WALLONNE SCHELDEPRIJS TOUR OF FLANDERS GENT-WEVELGEM RECORD BANK E3 HARELBEKE MASSIGEN VOLTA CICLISTA A CATALUNYA1 LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI TIRRENO ADRIATICO COMPRESSPORT ABU DHABI TOUR ROYAL BERNARD DROME CLASSIC KUURNE-BURXELLES-KUURNE CLASSIC DE L'ARDèCHE RHôNE CRUSSOL MICHAEL VALGREN TOUR DU HAUT VAR OSCAR GATTO TROFEO LAIGUEGLIA VUELTA A ANDALUCIA RUTA CICLISTA DEL SOL GRANADA DUBAI TOUR VUELTA A MURCIA RICCARDO MINALI PEOPLE'S CHOICE CLASSIC SUPEROP SIDAS LOPEZ MORENO ASTANA TEAM TOUR OF TURKEY ARU CHERNETCKII BRESCHEL CHARITY TOUR OF BURABAY CYCLASSICS HAMBURG KORSæTH CORT NIELSEN CHENGHIALTA LAUK KAZAKHSTAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS KAMYSHEV ROUTE DU SUD CHERNESTKII GP DU CANTON D'ARGOVIE TIRALONGO MICHELE SCARPONI MICHAELSHEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA SCARPONI LIèGE – BASTOGNE – LIèGE LIèGE-BASTOGNE-LIèGE LA FLèCHE WALLONNE FARNESE GROUP DMITRIY FOFONOV ALEXANDR VINOKUROV LARS MICHAELSEN VUELTA CICLISTA AL PAIS VASCO E3 HARELBEKE RUSLAN TLEUBAYEV MATTI BRESCHEL ASIAN ROAD CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIPS FABIO ARU GIUSEPPE MARTINELLI ANDRIY GRIVKO STEFANO ZANINI ASIAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS ARTYOM ZAKHAROV ASTANA PROTEAM CORIMA FSA MIGUEL LOPEZ CALPE TRAINING CAMP CYCLING JANUARY NEW SEASON UCI WORLDTOUR WORLDTOUR AUSTRALIA TOUR DOWN UNDER KAZAKHSTAN PRESENTATION 2017 GUARDINI SMUKULIS PARIS-TOURS CHERNETSKIY ROSA NIBALI ENECO TOUR BOOM STANGELJ SLONGO VUELTA A ESPAñA AGNOLI VANOTTI AYAZBAYEV OLYMPIC GAMES ROAD RACE CLASICA SAN SEBASTIAN VINOKOUROV MALACARNE CAPECCHI GIRO TANEL KANGERT ITALY SWISS WESTRA ARGENTINA TOUR DE SAN LUIS TDU SANTERO SAN LUIS SPAIN VUELTA ESPANA SANCHEZ GIL CHINA

Sponsor

Partners