Astana is a team with a rich, although short, history. The team formed in 2007 and has had tremendous success and plays host to the 2015 Tour de France winner and Italian National Champion, Vincenzo Nibali. Astana has consistently had tremendous results and is always a force to be reckoned with in the pro peloton. There are many stars on this team and all signs point to Fabio Aru, the 26 year old winner of the 2015 Vuelta becoming a true power house. The palmares of Team Astana include a Gold at the 2012 Olympics, 8 grand tour victories, 37 grand tour stage wins, 26 national champions, and 164 other victories. The team rides to victory aboard Specialized bikes equipped with Campagnolo components.