Vadim Pronskiy to turn pro at Astana in 2020, joins as trainee for last part of 2019
Aug 06 2019 04:12 am CET

Vadim Pronskiy to turn pro at Astana in 2020, joins as trainee for last part of 2019
Vadim Pronskiy to turn pro at Astana in 2020, joins as trainee for last part of 2019
Astana

Vadim Pronskiy is set to join Astana Pro Team as a trainee for the rest of the season and as a neo-pro rider in 2020.

The 21-year-old Kazakh rider will ride some one-day races in Italy and the Tour of Almaty, before turning professional on the first of January of 2020. "I am so happy that Astana Pro Team saw my potential and believed in me," he commented. "In my opinion, Astana is one of the strongest teams in the WorldTour and this invitation is a great honour.

"I understand, that coming to this high level I have to learn a lot, I have to change myself, I have to work much more than I did it before. And I am ready for that. This is a big chance for me as an athlete and I will do my best to justify the trust put in me. I want to thank the management of Astana Pro Team and its general partner Samruk-Kazyna for this chance."

The rider has impressed by taking results like the overall victory of the Giro Ciclistico della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc in 2018, the third GC place at the Tour de Langkawi and winning the youth classification at the Tour de l'Ain and the Tour of Austria. "For a few years we are monitoring Vadim Pronskiy and year by year he is improving as a rider, showing great potential," said Astana's General Manager Alexandr Vinokurov. "Last year he impressed us with his big victory at the Giro Valle d’Aosta, but we decided to give him some more time for development since he is still very young.

"We decided to bring Vadim on a professional level step by step, providing him with some possibilities to race together with our team as a trainee. I am sure, it will be a good experience for him ahead of a huge step into the WorldTour level. Also, during his time as a trainee, he will have a chance to prepare for the World Championships. And, from the next year, we are bringing him in Astana Pro Team as a neo-pro rider. I am sure that in our team Vadim will meet all the needs for qualitative development."
SUBSCRIBE TO RSS FEEDS

ASTANA PRO TEAM





COMMENTS



JOIN OUR TEAM!


Have you always wanted to write about cycling? Click HERE to contact us!
THE LATEST CYCLING NEWS IN YOUR MAILBOX


Enter your email address:

CURRENT KEY RACES (14 JULY)



UPCOMING RACES


RECENT RACES