Astana is wrapping up its season with three more races. Two will be in Italy this weekend including the Giro dell'Emilia on October 13 and the GP Beghelli on October 14 in Monteveglio. The team will head there after the Coppa Sabatini, thereby giving Gregory Rast, Michael Schär, Maxim Iglinsky, Andrey Mizourov and Serguei Yakovlev a final chance to showcase their skills before the end of the season.
For the final race, Astana will head down under for the Jayco Herald Sun Tour from October 14 to 21. Seven riders will contest eight stages among which a prologue, a time-trial and a final stage for sprinters in the streets of Melbourne, are waiting for the 14 invited teams. Aaron Kemps, the sole Australian Astana rider, will be at the start. He will be there with Koen De Kort and René Haselbacher, who both will try for good results in the sprints, whereas the Swiss Thomas Frei and Steve Morabito will aim instead at the undulating stages
Astana for Giro dell'Emilia and the GP Beghelli: Igor Abakoumov, Maxim Gourov, Maxim Iglinsky, Andrey Mizourov, Gregory Rast, Michael Schär, Yevgeny Sladkov and Serguei Yakovlev under Sport Manager Adriano Baffi.
Astana for the Jayco Herald Sun Tour: Koen De Kort, Thomas Frei, René Haselbacher, Benoît Joachim, Aaron Kemps, Julien Mazet and Steve Morabito . Sport Manager: Mario Kummer