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Friday, December 04, 2009

Contador and team begin preparations in Italy

by VeloNation Press at 1:52 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 

The Astana team has announced the dates for there first training camp of the season that will be held in Pisa, Italy starting next Wednesday.

The camp is set to take place from 9th to the 16th of December. The riders will be present and will have the first occasion to get to know the new management team that includes manager Yvon Sanquer, and directors Giuseppe Martinelli, Alexandr Shefer, Dimitri Sedun and Guido Bontempi.

Defending Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will be in attendance with the goals of getting to know the new Astana staff and riders, as well as to plan a program that will lead him to a third victory in the Tour. Contador, who began training lightly this past week, is eager to begin working with his teammates on Italian soil. The team said in a press release that Contador is happy to begin his work with the team in Italy, since the former Giro d'Italia winner feels he has a special connection with the tifosi.

Team Astana:
Assan Bazayev
Alberto Contador
Valeriy Dmitriyev
Alexandr Dyachenko
David De la Fuente
Dmitry Fofonov
Maxim Gurov
Andriy Grivko
Josep Jufre
Jesus Hernandez
Maxim Iglinskiy
Valentin Iglinskiy
Enrico Gasparotto
Roman Kireyev
Daniel Navarro
Benjamín Noval
Bolat Raimbekov
Sergey Renev
Mirko Salvaggi
Gorazd Stangelj
Paolo Tiralongo
Alexandre Vinokourov
Andrey Zeits.

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