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Nibali wins Astana team race around the go-kart track - Gallery

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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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Fabio Aru (Astana)

Fabio Aru (Astana)
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Astana's Fabio Aru and Alessandro Vanotti

Astana's Fabio Aru and Alessandro Vanotti
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Fabio Aru (Astana)

Fabio Aru (Astana)
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Diego Rosa (Astana)

Diego Rosa (Astana)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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Alexander Vinokourov

Alexander Vinokourov
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)
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Valerio Agnoli (Astana)

Valerio Agnoli (Astana)
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Astana's Fabio Aru and Alessandro Vanotti

Astana's Fabio Aru and Alessandro Vanotti
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Lieuwe Westa (Astana)

Lieuwe Westa (Astana)
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Valerio Agnoli (Astana) leads the way

Valerio Agnoli (Astana) leads the way
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)
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Fabi oAru (Astana)

Fabi oAru (Astana)
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Fabio Aru and Vincenzo Nibali shake hands

Fabio Aru and Vincenzo Nibali shake hands
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Andrea Guardini (Astana)

Andrea Guardini (Astana)
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Lars Boom (Astana)

Lars Boom (Astana)
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Astana go-karting at team camp in Tuscany

Astana go-karting at team camp in Tuscany
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Astana riders and staff convened for their first training camp in Tuscany, Italy. The team, which includes three newcomers; Gatis Smukulis, Eros Capecchi ad Oleg Zemlyakov, got to know each other better during a ‘friendly’ competition on the go-kart track that saw Vincenzo Nibali take the win.

After an afternoon on the bike on Thursday, the riders underwent medical tests and team clothing fittings, but they were able to have some fun during the evening on a local go-karting track. It was back to business-as-usual on Friday where they attended a press conference before going to an annual team dinner party in the evening.

The event in Tuscany was fairly short as the riders and staff will leave for Calpe, Spain, on Saturday where they will stay until their trip to Kazakhstan for an official team press day on December 12.

View the gallery of photos from the Astana’s team go-karting escapade.