Cycling has always thrilled millions of Italians and many are interested in learning about the latest news from the Astana and Deceuninck-Quickstep cycling teams. In particular, the first team mentioned has signed a collaboration with Conti and Nibali while Deceuninck-Quickstep has secured the renewal of James Knox.

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, Team Astana, hired Valerio Conti and Antonio Nibali Cycling , like all other sports, is full of teams and athletes who have made history and who have made us want to to read articleson the exploits of this competition. Among the many teams we find Team Astana. The Kazakh men’s team has hired two Italian riders for next season: we are talking about Valerio Conti and Antonio Nibali , brother of Vincenzo , a legend of Italian cycling. They both signed a two-year agreement. Conti , 28, has been a professional since 2014 and, during his eight seasons in the World Tour , he achieved some important results, such as a stage at the Vuelta in 2016 , while in 2019 he wore the pink jersey at the Giro d’Italia for five days.
Obviously there is a lot of happiness in his words: “I’m happy to move to Astana , it’s a great team and I can’t wait to face the new challenges. I find several Italians and it will therefore be much easier for me to integrate ”, declared Conti.

Antonio Nibali , 29, is an appreciated wingman. In 2018 he won a stage in the Tour of Austria. “I’m looking forward to meeting the team and starting the new season. I hope to spend some good years in the Astana team , to help achieve the biggest goals of the team. My last two seasons have not been perfect, due to the pandemic, but I hope that next year, step by step, everything will be back to normal ”added Antonio Nibali.
In the past, even the most famous brother Vincenzo was part of Team Astana, with whom he won two Tours of Italy, in 2013 and 2016. The hope is that history can repeat itself with Antonio.

James Knox signs for two years with Deceuninck-Quickstep
Meanwhile, important news also for Deuceuninck-Quickstep : James Knox has signed a two-year contract. The English cyclist continues his adventure with the Belgian reality, which today confirmed the Czech Zdenek Stybar among its ranks.
The 26-year-old Briton commented to his team’s microphones: “I am very happy to have reached an agreement withPatrick and the team. It was an easy decision to make, it didn’t take long to decide to stay. I have been here for four years and it will become six with this contract. I will have covered half of my cycling life with the team, it seems crazy to think about it, but I am very happy to stay and I feel more and more at ease here ”.

James Knox went on to say: “I see myself more as a great lap rider than a classics one. I don’t have the explosiveness of someone like Julian in day racing. I have two finishes in the 15 in the GT, so you can see that they are better suited to me, but the team also has many other talented youngsters, so I could be better used as a wingman ”.
There was no shortage of words from Patrick Lefevere, team manager of the team. “James is a great runner, he always works hard for his teammates. We have seen in the past that he is also capable of being an excellent ranking man ”.

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