Fabio Aru leads UAE-Team Emirates at Tour de Suisse
Jun 11 2019 11:55 pm CET

Fabio Aru leads UAE-Team Emirates at Tour de Suisse
Fabio Aru leads UAE-Team Emirates at Tour de Suisse
Photo of Fabio Aru by UAE Team Emirates

UAE-Team Emirates is set to be led by Fabio Aru at the Tour de Suisse. The rider is returning to form after undergoing surgery but will aim to be as competitive as possible in the race.

The Italian was diagnosed with a constriction of the iliac artery in the left leg and had surgery to fix the problem last April. After recovering and taking a moment to train in the Alps, the rider returned to racing at the GP Citta di Lugano in Switzerland last weekend, where he finished in the 22nd position.

Aru is now ready to face a stage race to test his form ahead of the rest of his season and is set to lead the team in the Tour de Suisse. "The return to racing at the GP Lugano was very good, I was happy with how things went in the race, the sensations and how the legs responded," said the rider.

"It's an important step to start racing now: the rhythm, intensity and dynamics are so different from training. Given the encouraging signs in Lugano, the team has opted for the participation in the Tour de Suisse. It will be my debut in this race, which will give me the opportunity to tackle nine stages and try to grow day after day, without any pressure other than to get back in good form."

UAE-Team Emirates' roster for the Tour de Suisse (15th to 23rd of June):

Fabio Aru
Tom Bohli
Sven Erik Bystrøm
Rui Costa
Sergio Henao
Alexander Kristoff
Manuele Mori




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