Jersey of Astana cycling team presented to N. Nazarbayev

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with general manager of Astana cycling team Alexander Vinokurov, the press service of Akorda informs.

At the meeting, the interlocutors discussed the tasks of the team for this season and prospects of development of cycling in Kazakhstan. The Head of State emphasized that all the necessary conditions are created in the country for development and popularization of this sport in Kazakhstan. "Saryarka" cycling tack has been built in Astana, which is one of the best tracks in terms of its potential. The professional team has been formed in Kazakhstan, and it shows great results," the president said. Besides, N. Nazarbayev noted the importance of involvement of the younger generations in this sport. A. Vinokurov told about the achievements of the team and about the growing interest in the Tour of Almaty race, which is organized under the auspices of the international cycling association. "Our team will have its tenth season this year. We try to win all our starts. We have earned a good reputation in Europe by winning all significant races," the general director of the team said. During the meeting, A. Vinokurov presented a jersey of Astana cycling team that won the Tour de France race in 2014 to the President.

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