Vlasov heads to Giro d’Italia with unfinished business

Astana-Premier Tech have announced their team for the 2021 Giro d’Italia, which kicks off on Saturday, May 8. Aleksandr Vlasov will lead the Kazakhstani squad on his return to the race after abandoning on stage 2 last year, with the team focussed on his GC bid as well as stage hunting.

Vlasov will be primarily supported by Spanish veterans Gorka Izagirre and Luis León Sánchez as well as young Colombian climber, Harold Tejada. Vlasov was joined by the latter duo at last year’s Vuelta a España, where he finished 11th overall at the end of his first complete Grand Tour, taking second place on the Angliru climb along the way.