Fabio Aru (UAE-Team Emirates), will appear on Friday, may 4, in the Israeli Jerusalem at the start of the Tour of Italy, so was the cyclist Monday on his Twitter account known.
“I’ve had a long think about this decision”, let the Aru know in an announcement. “For an Italian it is always emotional to the Giro to be able to drive. In addition, I can be there this year driving around in my Italian kampioenentrui, yet another reason to use the ‘Corsa Rosa’ honor.”
The 27-year-old Aru is one of the main challengers of the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, who last year for the first time the Giro could win. Aru appeared three times at the start of the Tour of Italy, with a second place in 2015 best result. Afterwards, he shifted the focus to the Tour.
Also four-time tour winner Chris Froome to see what in the Giro, although his participation is doubtful due to the salbutamol-affair in which he is engaged.