Dario Cataldo extends contract with Astana

I am really happy to renew my contract with Astana Proteam. This is a great team, which is developing year by year, always setting the highest goals at the Grand Tours. I like this so much, because I find a good motivation in moving ahead in my progress as a rider and staying in the successful team with big ambitions, – said Dario Cataldo.

Cataldo is riding his 3rd season with Astana Proteam, since 2015, when he was one of the riders, who helped Fabio Aru in his way to the red jersey of the Vuelta a España winner.

Recently, Dario did a very brave and strong race at the Giro d’Italia, taking 14th place in final general classification.

– I like the style and sports character of Dario. He is a real fighter on the road, who can be a super domestique for the leader, but in the same time he can take a responsibility in the race on himself. We saw it in the Giro just a few weeks ago. I am happy to provide Dario a new contract for the next two seasons. We see his progress and in the nearest future he can reach some nice results, – explained Astana general manager Alexandr Vinokurov.