Astana becomes Astana-Premier Tech for 2021

Astana take control on the opening stage of the 2020 UAE Tour
Astana Pro Team at the UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Astana team will officially be known as Astana-Premier Tech after the Canadian company stepped up to a title sponsorship role to help bolster the finances of the Kazakhstani team for 2021.

Astana Pro Team has always been financed by Kazakhstani companies, often linked to the government, as a form of nation branding. However, that funding has reduced significantly in recent years, forcing the team to search for a new title sponsor. Premier Tech has been a sponsor on the team’s jersey since 2017 and now steps up to cover a larger proportion of the WorldTour team's budget. 

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