Aleksandr Vlasov has contract with Astana for 2021, but it is unclear if the Russian will really ride for the Kazakh team next season.
According to El Mundo, the influential agent Giuseppe Acquadro is busy behind the scenes to terminate his contract.
Earlier, La Gazzetta dello Sport already reported that the promising climber may be on his way to Ineos Grenadiers, despite an ongoing contract with Astana.
The Italian agent is now trying to break Vlasov’s ongoing contract to pave the way to Ineos Grenadiers. This is a striking move, as Acquadro has quite a few Astana riders in its stable with the brothers Ion and Gorka Izagirre, Omar Fraile, Alex Aranburu, Oscar Rodríguez and Rodrigo Contreras.
It is not the first time that an Acquadro rider has terminated an ongoing contract for a transfer. Egan Bernal left Androni Giocattoli after two of the four years, albeit for a transfer fee. There was also a lot of hassle surrounding the transfers of Ivan Sosa, Richard Carapaz and Andrey Amador.