Astana Pro Team officially presented their new line-up for 2017 during a press conference held recently at Montecatini Terme (Pistoia). This is the place in Tuscany where the team, led by Alexandre Vinokourov, has begun preparing for their next competitive season.
Along with their new uniform, Astana Pro Team also presented their new technical partners, with SIDI as a headliner, of course. The company from Maser (Treviso) will be the official sponsor for the Kazak World Tour team in 2017. Next season Fabio Aru and company will be able to count on the SHOT, the innovative model from the SIDI road collection that is light and high performing.
These Sidi shoes will feature the Astana Pro Team colours worn by their riders during next year’s season. The team’s dominant uniform colour will still be Kazakhstan’s sky blue, but the jersey will be paired with all new black shorts. The look is elegant yet gutsy, and these SHOT shoes are a perfect match. SIDI’s logo will also be present on the Astana Pro Team socks and shoe covers.
“This is a new partnership for SIDI, and it’s definitely made all the more important by a spokesman who is known for tremendous tradition in the pack and who has always guaranteed experience and professionalism. For the 2017 season, the Astana Pro Team will reaffirm its place as one of the top teams of reference on the greater world cycling scene. Its ranks feature high calibre riders who can really stand out in all the events on the international calendar, from the major stage races to the one day classics. The hope is that this new partnership can bring both sides some prestigious results in terms of sports and public image” explains Dino Signori, founder and owner of SIDI.