Nikita Stalnov – a 26-year-old Kazakh rider. In 2017 he made his debut both, on the professional level and in Astana Team. In June Nikita won the silver medal in the individual time trial of the Kazakhstan National Championships, while later he debuted at the Vuelta a España, providing a very good support to Miguel Angel López.
2nd place – individual time trial, Kazakhstan National Championships
4th place – stage 4, Route du Sud
3rd place – general classification, Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
3rd place – general classification, Tour d’Azerbaidjan
3rd place – general classification, Tour of Ukraine
3rd place – individual time trial, Kazakhstan National Championships