Aru undergoes successful surgery for iliac artery problem

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) was back in action in the Algarve

Fabio Aru ( UAE Team Emirates ) has undergone successful angioplasty surgery to treat a constriction of the iliac artery in his left leg. A week ago, UAE Team Emirates revealed that Aru would have to miss the Giro d'Italia in May after it was discovered that he had a constriction of his iliac artery. The constriction was preventing 'an adequate blood supply when trying to make a maximum effort'. The Sardinian rider endured a difficult start to the season after poor 2018 season, failing to finish Paris-Nice at the start of March. He was supposed to return to racing at the the Volta a Catalunya last week but pulled out due to the diagnosis of his iliac artery problem. "There were days when I felt dead on the bike. I was devastated. I felt terrible and even worse because I didn’t know why," Aru told La Gazzetta dello Sport ...

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