Astana Pro Team and Fabio Aru have agreed to extend contract relations through the 2017 season -
Aru won the Queen Stage at the 2014 Giro d'Italia and two mountain stages at the 2014 Vuelta a España - He has raced with the Kazakhstan-registered World Tour team since turning professional in August 2012 -
Astana Pro Team General Manager Alexandr Vinokurov welcomed the contract extension with Fabio Aru, and said the young Italian from Sardinia will again race the Giro and Vuelta in 2015 -
"Fabio is a young and ambitious champion with three exciting Grand Tour stage victories - We are happy and proud to see him in our team colors at the start of the 2015 Giro - We can't wait to see what will happen in the next three weeks in Italy and the next three years around the world -"
"Fabio is 24 years old and has many years ahead of him in professional cycling - at every race he develops, he gains experience and as he races with our veterans he learns directly from champions what it means to be a champion - we will see great preformances at the Giro and Vuelta this year, and, why not, maybe at Vincenzo Nibali's side in at the Tour de France in 2016 -"