Aru To Attack Volta Ao Algarve With 'Grit'

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

Fabio Aru says that he will approach the up and coming Volta ao Algarve with ‘grit’ as he hopes to continue a steady progression of form towards the Giro d’Italia in May. Aru will lead a youthful UAE Team Emirates squad at the Portuguese race, one that will include rising Classics star Jasper Philipsen. Aru had a difficult 2018 campaign that left him with disappointing appearances at the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana. With this in mind, the team decided to give him a considerably lighter race programme ahead of his return to the corsa rosa . UAE Team Emirates has undergone a shake-up during the winter, with team manager Giuseppe Saronni retiring and new directeur sportif, coaching and medical staff brought in. Aru began his season at Challenge Mallorca at the end of January, taking part in two of the four races. His performances were quiet but ...

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