Astana Pro Team (AST)

Kazakhstan’s Astana Pro Team has been one of the most active and eye-catching teams on the pro cycling circuit for several years now – and not just because of its striking jersey in the sky blue of the national flag.

Together with Miguél Angel Lopez, the team also finished overall winner of the Tour de Suisse in 2016. At only 24, the Colombian’s success there was his best showing to date.

Jakob Fuglsang is also likely to line up at this year’s TdS. With his victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné last year, the Dane showed that he is a force to be reckoned with on shorter tours. He will be supported at the Tour de Suisse by his young fellow countryman Magnus Cort Nielsen and the Spaniard Omar Fraile, a stage winner at the Giro d’Italia last year.