Fabio Aru determined to win Giro d'Italia despite strong opposition
Jan 25 2017 10:20 pm CET

Fabio Aru determined to win Giro d'Italia despite strong opposition

Astana rider Fabio Aru is determined to win the 100th Giro d'Italia despite facing strong opposition in the season's first Grand Tour.

Talking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 2015 Vuelta a España champion spoke about the upcoming Giro and about his most likely rivals for the overall victory.

"I know that there will be a lot of favorites and they will all reach the same high level at the start of the Giro," the Italian said.

"There may even be ten riders capable of winning the race," he added. "I'm definitely one of them, but just look at the rivals. Quintana, Nibali, Pinot, Mollema and Kruijswijk for example, to name a few.

"It would be a big mistake to underestimate riders, as Steven Kruijswijk taught all of us last year. He wasn't a favorite at the start of the Giro but he came close to victory."

Aru rode the Giro three times and finished on the podium in 2014 (third) and 2015 (second). The Sardinian rode the Tour de France in 2016 but disappointingly finished in 13th position.
Photo of Fabio Aru (cropped) by Astana Pro Team





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