Fabio Aru has had an unimpressive run-up to the Tour de France. However, Astana will bet on the young Italian, not former champ Vincenzo
Will Peter Sagan end up wearing Astana blue? This writer sure hopes not.
Astana wins the Giro del Trentino's opening team time trial, positioning Vincenzo Nibali for a run at a third win in the Italian stage race.
Astana cheers Nibali's victory in stage 4 of Tour of Oman, but it also loses Sanchez to a crash in Algarve TT while the Spaniard was
Italian Giuseppe Martinelli is demoted to assistant manager after serving five years as a team manager for the Astana squad.
The UCI announces the first 11 teams that will race at the WorldTour level in 2016, which includes the embattled Astana squad.
The Astana chief says his two GC riders will race opposite grand tour schedules, which could send Aru to France and Nibali to Italy.
Astana's decision to start Lars Boom in the Tour de France despite low cortisol levels sees the squad kicked out of the MPCC
In the Vuelta's stage 11, Astana stamps its authority on the race, winning the day, taking red, and eliminating many GC rivals,.
Luis Leon Sanchez plans to be an instrumental part of Astana's strong Vuelta team, and he hopes the race gives him top fitness for worlds.