Leg injury causes Aru to abandon Volta a Catalunya

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

Fabio Aru ( UAE Team Emirates ) didn't start stage 6 of the Volta a Catalunya after spending much of the race suffering major bruising in an upper leg muscle. Aru was 96th overall, more than 26 minutes down when he quit the race. "He's been suffering since day one, when he had a bad crash after 20 kilometres," UAE Team Emirates directeur sportif Joxean Fernandez told Cyclingnews after stage 6. “More than ten riders came down when somebody skidded at a roundabout and they all crashed. "He had a muscle contraction" - in his rectus femoris in the upper leg - "and we've been treating that. But it was snowing this [Saturday] morning, and it's due to rain tomorrow, so we decided that he should abandon as a precaution. "We went to a top clinic in Barcelona" - the Sagrada Familia - "and checked the injury wasn't a major ...

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