International Cycling

Astana's Tour charge led by Aru, Nibali

2016-06-27 19:28
Fabio Aru (AFP)

Paris  - Italian climber and Tour of Spain winner Fabio Aru teams up with his compatriot Vincenzo Nibali for Astana in the Tour de France which starts on Saturday.

This is 25-year-old Aru's first attempt at cycling's blue riband.

Nibali won it in 2014 and with his success in the Giro in May he will start as one of the favourites on this his sixth appearance in the Tour.

Kazakh team Astana will also be represented another Italian, Paolo Tiralongo, veteran of 24 grand tours.

Astana team for the Tour de France

Fabio Aru (ITA), Jakob Fuglsang (DEN), Andriy Grivko (UKR), Tanel Kangert (EST), Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ), Vincenzo Nibali (ITA), Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP), Diego Rosa (ITA), Paolo Tiralongo (ITA)

Read more on:    tour de france  |  cycling
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.