Italian roster to support Fabio Aru in Giro d'Italia
Apr 27 2018 07:02 pm CET

Italian roster to support Fabio Aru in Giro d'Italia
Italian roster to support Fabio Aru in Giro d'Italia
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UAE Team Emirates has built a roster around Fabio Aru for the upcoming edition of the Giro d'Italia. Mostly Italians will be supporting the rider's aspirations in the grand tour of his home country.

Four Italians will be accompanying Aru in the Italian race, in which he wants to show his best side. "Fabio is going to the Giro d’Italia with a huge desire to make an impact," commented General Manager Giuseppe Saronni. "This feeling of strong sentiment towards the Corsa Rosa will allow him to give his best in every situation.

"At his side are a group of riders who share the same emotions and are able to manage the possible scenarios correctly. Italians, four of them, give this roster a strong local flavour to honour the Giro d’Italia and give the most attention to our fifth Italian, the national champion in the tricolour jersey, Fabio Aru."

Aru will be joined by two other riders that have tasted stage victories in the Giro d'Italia. "The three non-Italians Atapuma, Laengen and Polanc have shown their love for this race and their ability to contribute enthusiastically to the group," the Manager added. "And let’s not forget that these riders know about success, just think of the six stage wins by Ulissi, two by Polanc and three by Aru. And Aru has been on the podium twice.

"These are the details that can make the difference over three weeks of a grand tour even in the face of teams that look stronger on paper."

Complete line-up of UAE Team Emirates for the 2018 Giro d'Italia (4th to 27th of May):

Darwin Atapuma
Diego Ulissi
Fabio Aru
Jan Polanc
Vegard Stake Laengen
Valerio Conti
Marco Marcato
Manuele Mori



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