A look back at a unique but action packed 2020 World Tour season!
Team Astana – Premier Tech entered the 2020 with big aspirations. The Olympic Road Race and World Championships both would feature courses that were well suited to the attributes of Team Leader, Jakob Fuglsang. We know that everything changed once the world understood the devastating effects of the global pandemic. We tip our hat to the UCI for taking the necessary steps to provide fans with a condensed, exciting and safe season.
2020 started off with a brilliant string of early season victories from Luis Leon Sanchez at the Vuelta a Murcia and Jakob Fuglsang’s devastating performance at Andalucia, where he dominated with two stage wins and the GC title. The season was then interrupted by Covid-19 and Team Astana had to recalibrate goals for the intense and condensed season that would restart in August.
The blue train was fired up and ready and when racing resumed and the team delivered. New recruit, Aleksandr Vlasov staked his claim on a future leadership role with beautiful victories at the Mont Ventoux Challenge and Giro dell’Emilia. Jakob Fuglsang added another monument to his collection by taking a storming win at Il Lombardia. Jakob’s win is especially sweet for Limar as the course is raced on the picturesque roads around our home of Bergamo, Italy.
The Tour de France is the biggest stage in cycling and Team Astana – Premier Tech, celebrated two dramatic wins. Kazakhstan National Champion, Alexey Lutsenko timed his attack perfectly as he distanced his breakaway companions on the final climb of Stage 6 and Miguel Angel Lopez showed his climbing prowess on what was arguably the hardest stage of the 2020 Tour. Superman danced away from his GC rivals on the staggering, 23% ramps in the final 3 kilometers of the fearsome Col de la Loze, to take a solo win on stage 17.
Our last big victory of 2020 came from the mighty legs of veteran climber Ion Izagirre with a beautiful solo victory on stage 6 of the 2020 Vuelta a Espana. Overall, the team netted 20 wins in the condensed season!
The 2021 cycling season still has many questions but Team Astana – Premier Tech is training hard and will be ready! Limar is proud to support the team with our complete range of high performance helmets.
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