Fabio Aru will not start in the Tour of France (7-29 July), and will Saturday, nor the Italian kampioenstrui defend the national title on the road. That has the leader of the UAE Team, Emirates confirmed in the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Aru has trained hard in the run-up to the Tour of Italy, and is exhausted into the Giro, where he was in the nineteenth stage got off. “An allergy to gluten and dairy products plays also an issue. I am truly a wreck from the Giro came. That round was a nightmare,” said Aru, in 2015 winner of the Vuelta a españa.
The 27-year-old ronderenner has indeed considered the Tour to drive. “I want revenge, because I don’t want to be remembered as the rider who everyone saw suffering in the Giro. But it is better if I’ll take rest, press the reset button press and me prepare for the Tour of Spain, the world cup and the najaarsklassiekers.”