Emotional Fabio Aru: What a great excitement
Jul 06 2017 01:57 am CET

Emotional Fabio Aru: What a great excitement
Emotional Fabio Aru: What a great excitement
Photo of Fabio Aru by the A.S.O.

By winning the fifth stage of the Tour de France, Astana rider Fabio Aru has now claimed victories in all three Grand Tours.

Aru attacked in the final of Wednesday's stage, the first true test for the climbers, and managed to stay ahead of his rivals to earn an impressive victory. By doing so, he also jumped to the third place of the overall standings.

"I had thought so many times, I had already won stages at the Giro and the Vuelta, I only missed the Tour," an emotional Aru told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I attacked shortly after the 3km. I knew that the last kilometer would be less steep," he continued. "Winning in the national champion's jersey is a great satisfaction.

"It was a very difficult spring, but with so much effort it is also good for me, what a great excitement! Winning here is extraordinary, fighting with the strongest is beautiful. I'm really happy.

"I was afraid that they would catch me, but when I saw the last kilometer I started to believe it. I was shocked as well. I will watch the video again several times."




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