Fabio Aru and Dan Martin to captain UAE Team Emirates at Vuelta a España
Aug 21 2018 07:10 pm CET

Fabio Aru and Dan Martin to captain UAE Team Emirates at Vuelta a España
Fabio Aru and Dan Martin to captain UAE Team Emirates at Vuelta a España
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Fabio Aru and Daniel Martin will be the captains of UAE Team Emirates at the upcoming Vuelta a España.

Aru has taken two stage victories in the race and an overall win in 2015 while Martin has won one stage in 2011. The duo will be backed up by an all-around team that include riders for every terrain.

"I really like the Vuelta for many reasons: the route, the climbs and especially the fans who have always shown great affection towards me," said Aru. "I approach it with great enthusiasm and a desire to do well, also to repay the affection and support shown to me by the team, the sponsors and the fans since the Giro d’Italia. I arrive from a first part of the season in which I did not get the results I was looking for, but from the defeats, you can learn important lessons and all this gives me great motivation.

"It will be a tactically open Vuelta, the nine summit finishes will lend themselves to attacks. And I must beware of short stages, they will have a big impact on the general classification. The competition is spread wide and level, thinking of (Miguel Angel) Lopez, the Yates brothers, (Rigoberto) Urán and the captains of Movistar. Without forgetting that Nibali is making his race return."

UAE Team Emirates' complete line-up for the Vuelta a España (25th of August-16th of September):

Fabio Aru
Daniel Martin
Valerio Conti
Vegard Stake Laengen
Sven Erik Bystrom
Simone Consonni
Simone Petilli
Edward Ravasi




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