Astana plan for racing return with two July training camps

DUBAI UNITED ARAB EMIRATES FEBRUARY 23 Hernando Bohorquez Sanchez of Colombia and Astana Pro Team Kudus Merhawi of Eritrea and Astana Pro Team Peloton during the 6th UAE Tour 2020 Stage 1 a 148km stage from Dubai The Pointe to Dubai Silicon Oasis UCIWT UAETour uaetour on February 23 2020 in Dubai United Arab Emirates Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Hernando Bohorquez and Merhawi Kudus (Astana Pro Team) at the 2020 UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Astana Pro Team have announced their preparations for a return to racing when the season starts up again in August, with the squad splitting in two for a pair of training camps planned for July.

The team's six Spanish riders, as well the four Colombians, will convene in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain, with the team confirming that a charter flight will be provided for the Colombian riders.

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