« We trust that "Astana" will become both a sports and ethical model, which will help to bring up a new generation of racing cyclists around the world and in Kazakhstan.
There are already 12 Kazakhstan racers, young, promising athletes in the composition of the new team. We believe that, in the future, many of them will become stars of the cycling world. We know that the victories of "Astana" inspire young Kazakhstan athletes, support the development of cycling in Kazakhstan and we hope that within two-three years, the regular Pro-Tour will be held in the Motherland of the "Astana" team - the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan is located in the heart of the Eurasian continent at the crossroads of civilizations between the East and the West. We understand that the success of "Astana" expands the popularity of cycling around the world, including in the direction of Asia - in the post-Soviet space, in China and Korea. This is a great mission and a great responsibility entrusted to the team. Only common efforts will allow to accomplish this mission. As you know, cycling is a team sport. Without a coherent and competent team, no leader can win a victory. »
MR. KAIRAT KELIMBETOV - Ministry of Economy and Regional Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, President of the Cycling Federation of Kazakhstan