Aru attacks at the Tour of the Alps but Chris Froome and Team Sky respond

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

Fabio Aru ( UAE Team Emirates ) tried to disrupt Team Sky’s dominance on the final climb of stage 1 of the Tour of the Alps , making the attack that split the lead group, only to be distanced slightly and then lose four precious seconds in the surge to the finish in Folgaria. Aru often races with his heart rather than his head and he was clearly keen to test his own form and that of Giro d’Italia rival Chris Froome rather than just look at his power-meter. The Sardinian sat a few places behind Froome for much of the gradual 19.2km Serrada climb, but then stomped on the pedals with about three kilometres to go to the summit. Kenny Elissonde (Team Sky), perhaps told via team radio, moved across the road to try to block Aru’s surge, but he barged his way through. Suddenly, the race between the ...

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