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Fabio Aru Photo Gallery

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Story of the Giro d'Italia, volume 1

Bill and Carol McGann's book The Story of the Giro d'Italia, A Year-by-Year History of the Tour of Italy, Vol 1: 1909 - 1970 is available in print, Kindle eBook & audiobook versions. To get your copy, just click on the Amazon link on the right.

About Fabio Aru:

Retired racer Fabio Aru (born July 3, 1990 in Sardinia) raced professionally from 2012 through 2021. In that time he not only won Spain’s Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España, he also won stages in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.

Aru was an excellent climber and as a result, focused most of his competitive energies on stage races. His reward was not only that Vuelta win in 2015, he also earned a third in the 2014 Giro and came in second in the 2015 Giro. His best performance in the Tour de France was a fifth place in 2017.

Aru has worn the GC leader’s jersey in all three Grand Tours. His best single-day race performance came in 2017 when he became the Italian National Champion. After 2017, Aru was unable to attain a major win, his best performances coming in 2021, his year of retirement when he was second in both the Vuelta a Burgos and the Sibiu Cycling Tour.

During those successful six years of racing (2012–2017) Aru raced for the Astana team. In 2018 he moved over to the UAE Team Emirates where he won nothing of note. 2021, his final season, was with the Qhubeka-Assos team.

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Photos: All by Fotoreporter Sirotti

At the 2012 Giro dell'Emilia, Aru (left) & Emanuele Sella

Fabio Aru descending in stage 16 of the 2013 Giro d'Italia.

That has to be just awful. Stage 20 of the 2013 Giro d'Italia, which was shortened because of the terrible weather.

Arus has broken away in stage 15 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.

Aru wins stage 15 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.

Stage 16 of the 2014 Giro.

Stage 19, Aru in the white jersey of the Best Young Rider with Rafal Majka.

Climbing mount Zoncolan in 2014 Giro stage 20.

Before the start of the first stage of the 2014 Tour of Poland.

Climbing in stage nine of the 2014 Vuelta a España

2014 Vuelta a España stage 11. He's gone.

And no one caught him.

2014 Vuelta a España stage 18: Chris Froome leads Aru in an attack.

At the finish, Froome can't stay with Aru.

Aru at the 2015 Giro d'Italia pre-race press conference.

Alberto Contador (in pink) with Fabio Aru at the the start of the sixth stage of the 2015 Giro d'Italia.

2015 Giro d'Italia stage nine: Aru attacks and Alberto Contador responds.

Aru finishes stage nine a bit ahead of Contador.

At the end of 2015 Giro stage 13: Aru is in pink.

2015 Giro d'Italia stage 16: Fabio Aru climbs the Mortirolo.

2015 Giro, stage 19: Aru climbing the big stuff.

Aru wins 2015 Giro stage 19.

Fabio Aru climbing in 2015 Vuelta a España stage nine.

Before the start of Vuelta a España stage twelve.

2015 Vuelta stage 14: Aru, wearing the GC leader's red jersey, climbs in the fog.

Time trialing in 2015 Vuelta stage 17.

Team Astana working to protect Aru in 2015 Vuelta stage 18. Race leader Tom Dumoulin, wearing the red jersey, is close at hand.

In red, riding the final stage of the 2015 Vuelta.

2016 Critérium du Dauphiné stage three.

Fabio Aru descending in 2016 Dauphiné stage six.

At the 2017 Tour de France rider presentation ceremony. Aru is wearing his recently acquired Italian Road Champion's jersey.

2017 Tour de France stage twelve. Aru has traded his Italian Champion's jersey for one in yellow. He seems pleased.

After stage fourteen of the 2017 Tour de France.

Fabio Aru time trialing in stage sixteen of the 2017 Vuelta.

2018 Giro d'Italia pre-race rider presentations. Aru is in his UAE Team Emirates kit.

Aru climbing in 2018 Giro d'Italia stage fourteen.

2018 Giro stage 16.

Fabio Aru climbing in stage nine of the 2019 Tour of Switzerland.

Fabio Aru racing in stage thirteen of the 2019 Tour de France.

A bandaged Fabio Aru after the third stage of the 2019 Vuelta a España

Fabio Aru after the final stage of the 2021 Vuelta a España

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