Astana sign Izagirre brothers and target Mikel Landa for 2019

Manager Alexandre Vinokourov says they'll try to sign Landa in 2020 if they fail to recruit him in 2019

Mikel Landa on stage 11 of the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Astana is beefing up for 2019 with the Izagirre brothers, Ion and Gorka, and eyes signing GC star Mikel Landa, currently under contract for 2019 with Movistar.

The team of Alexandre Vinokourov already counts on Miguel Angel López but wants reinforcement and a second option for Grand Tours like the Tour de France.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.