Breaking the contract?
The 24-year-old Russian has one year left on his contract with Astana. However, Spanish newspaper El Mundo reports that Vlasov’s agent, Giuseppe Acquadro, is trying to terminate it in order for him to join the Ineos Grenadiers. Will it happen, though? With Astana’s financial difficulties, they were already forced to let their star rider Miguel Ángel López leave at the end of the year. This would be another blow for Alexandre Vinokourov’s team.
Vlasov enjoyed an impressive 2020 campaign, taking victories at the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge as well as at the Giro dell’Emilia. He also finished 3rd at Il Lombardia and 11th overall at La Vuelta. Ineos Grenadiers already announced that Adam Yates, Richie Porte and Dani Martínez will join their ranks next year. Looks like Sir Dave Brailsford wasn’t all too happy with the team’s performance this year.
nothing on the list today. It’s weird, no WhatsApp messages how long the stage gonna be, how’s the wind or what time is suitcase pick up from soigneurs. So weird……. pic.twitter.com/ZQOjK4cshd
— Mihkel Räim (@mihkelraim) November 9, 2020
What a bike
— INEOS Grenadiers (@INEOSGrenadiers) November 10, 2020
Let’s look at it one more time
⏯ ¡Revive #LaVuelta20 desde el punto de vista de los corredores con este best of de las cámaras onboard!
— La Vuelta (@lavuelta) November 12, 2020
Best of luck, Alex!
— Alex Dowsett (@alexdowsett) November 10, 2020