After claiming second place with Ion Izagirre in the opening time trial, Astana Pro Team grazed win in the Spanish stage race with Luis Leon Sanchez, third in Chera with Northwave Extreme Pro shoes
The good moment of Astana Pro Team, entirely supplied with Northwave Extreme Pro, continues at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. On Friday February 8th, in stage 3 - 191 Km from Quart de Poblet to Chera (Spain) - the Kazakh squad stepped on the podium with one of its most experienced riders, Luis Leon Sanchez, third in a reduced sprint.
First athlete to launch the final sprint with 250 meters to go, Sanchez crossed the finish line behind Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet and European Champion Matteo Trentin, preceding World Champion Alejandro Valverde and Dutchman Mike Teunissen.
Astana Pro Team remains on the provisional overall podium with Ion Izagirre, second 5 seconds behind leader Edvald Boasson Hagen, and holds on the lead in the Teams Classification, with 6 seconds on Bahrain Merida and 25 on Team Sky.