Premier Tech exits partnership with Astana

Aleksandr Vinokourov was removed as sports team principal days before the Tour de France
Aleksandr Vinokourov was fired as sports team principal days before the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Astana-Premier Tech team announced on Thursday that the organisation's co-owners and co-title sponsor, Premier Tech, will withdrawn from the partnership at the end of the 2021 season, returning the team to the sole control of the Kazakh shareholders.

Yana Seel, the team's managing director who helped to facilitate the co-title sponsorship deal with Premier Tech that helped pull the Astana team out of financial troubles during the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Canadian company's support "has been instrumental".

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