Fabio Aru

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Fabio Aru
Österreich-Rundfahrt 2013 Wien 24 Fabio Aru (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Fabio Aru
Born (1990-07-03) 3 July 1990 (age 24)
San Gavino Monreale, Italy
Height 1.81 m
Weight 65 kg.
Team information
Current team Astana
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2009–2012
2012–
Palazzago
Astana
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2014)
Vuelta a España
2 individual stages (2014)
Infobox last updated on
25 May 2014

Fabio Aru (born 3 July 1990) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Astana.[1] Born in San Gavino Monreale, Aru joined the team midway through the 2012 season, after four years with the Palazzago domestic team in Italy. In the 2014 Giro d'Italia, Aru won stage 15 and came third overall. In his next Grand Tour, the 2014 Vuelta a Espana, Aru won the Stage 11 summit finish atop Alto de San Miguel de Aralar, attacking the leading group with one kilometer to go.[2] He repeated the feat on Stage 18 finishing Monte Castrove. He escaped with Chris Froome near the end of the climb and outsprinted his rival.[3] He finally finished fifth of the Spanish Grand Tour, won by Alberto Contador.[4]

Palmarès[edit]

2010
2nd Trofeo Gianfranco Bianchin
4th Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
5th Giro del Belvedere
2011
1st Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
1st Stage 6
2nd Toscana Coppa delle Nazioni
4th Overall Baby Giro
6th GP Palio del Recioto
10th Giro del Medio Brenta
2012
1st Toscana Coppa delle Nazioni
1st Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Baby Giro
4th GP Palio del Recioto
2013
4th Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
7th Tre Valli Varesine
8th Overall Tour of Austria
2014
3rd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 15
5th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stages 11 & 18
7th Overall Giro del Trentino
9th Giro di Lombardia

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro 42 3
Yellow jersey Tour
red jersey Vuelta 5

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stokes, Shane (8 August 2012). "Contract Roundup: Baby Giro runner-up Aru to Astana, Martens stays with Rabobank". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Spencer Powlison (3 September 2014). "Fabio Aru’s daring attack wins Vuelta stage 11". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Susan Westemeyer (11 September 2014). "Vuelta a España: Aru wins stage 18". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Contador seals overall 2014 Vuelta a España victory". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 14 September 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 

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