Yareli Salazar and Olga Shekel complete Astana's roster for 2019
Dec 18 2018 02:54 am CET

Yareli Salazar and Olga Shekel complete Astana's roster for 2019
Yareli Salazar and Olga Shekel complete Astana's roster for 2019
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Astana Women's Team has signed Yareli Salazar and Olga Shekel. The two riders complete the roster of the team for the 2019 season.

Salazar is from Mexico and has experience in road and track cycling. The 22-year-old is a fast and strong rider, which can put her in a prominent position of the sprint train of the leader.

She has a palmares that includes a bronze medal at the road race of the Central American and Caribbean Games, two victories at national races in Mexico and a top-ten at the Panamerican Championships. She has also achieved outstanding results in track cycling, where she is the current Panamerican champion of the Madison, and this is the reason why she is looking for the qualification points for the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020.

Shekel is Ukranian and she is an all-around cyclist. She has obtained her biggest results in 2015 when she finished in the second position at the U23 European Championships time trial in Estonia.

The rider is the current National Champion of Ukraine and has taken top-ten spots in races like the Horiz Park Women Challenge and the Giro della Toscana.

Salazar and Shekel complete the roster of 14 riders that will wear the Astana's colours in the 2019 season.

Complete roster of Astana Women's Team for the 2019 season:

Arlenis Sierra
Jeidy Pradera
Elena Pirrone
Olga Shekel
Liliana Moreno
Carolina Rodriguez
Yareli Salazar
Marie-Soleil Blais
Natalya Saifutdinova
Makhabbat Umutzhanova
Amiliya Iskakova
Svetlana Pachshenko
Marina Kurnossova
Faina Potapova




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