Aru: My Giro d'Italia turned into a nightmare

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

Fabio Aru has confirmed he will not be part of the UAE Team Emirates squad for the Tour de France , and he will not defend his Italian national road race title on Saturday. Aru is working on recovering from his disastrous Giro d’Italia and hopes to salvage his season by riding the Vuelta a Espana and the end of season Classics. Aru attended a decisive meeting with the UAE Team Emirates management on Monday; with the team deciding that Aru will return to racing at the Tour de Wallonie at the end of July before riding the Tour de Pologne and then the Vuelta a Espana. Recent medical tests and a review of Aru’s training have shown he suffers from a gluten and dairy product intolerance. Aru has also admitted that he spent far too long training at altitude, pushing himself deeper than his body wanted. He will now ...

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