Aru and Pogacar head UAE Team Emirates for Vuelta a Espana

Fabio Aru finishes stage 10 at the Tour de France

UAE Team Emirates have announced 2015 Vuelta a España champion Fabio Aru and this year's winner of the Tour of California, Tadej Pogačar , as their leaders for the 2019 Vuelta a España , which starts on Saturday. Colombia's Fernando Gaviria will be their main man for bunch sprints, and the eight-man team will be completed with a trio of Italians – Valerio Conti, Marco Marcato and Oliviero Troia – and two more Colombians in Sergio Henao and Sebastian Molano. "As always, the Vuelta a España represents an important and stimulating challenge, both in terms of the route and the quality of the start list," said Aru in a team press release. "I'm excited and ready to race, especially since the operation I had four months ago," he added, with the Italian having had to undergo surgery earlier in the season for a constriction of the iliac artery in his ...

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