Teams & Riders Fabio Aru discussion thread

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the level that aru showed in the LPBF, he is by far the main favourite to win the 2018. pinot is even more inconsistent than aru and his time trials are not close to the 2016 level
 
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portugal11 said:
the level that aru showed in the LPBF, he is by far the main favourite to win the 2018. pinot is even more inconsistent than aru and his time trials are not close to the 2016 level
You are overlooking the fact that in two of Aru's last three GT's, he's had a shocking performance in the last mountain.stage.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Aru vs Dumoulin part 2, unless Froome is participating after all
My vote is obviously for Dumoulin, he was better in mountains in 2017 than in 2016, and will be better in 2018, no doubts.
It's so bad we will not see his competition with CF in Giro, neither in TdF, and probably never in future.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Aru vs Dumoulin part 2, unless Froome is participating after all
My vote is obviously for Dumoulin, he was better in mountains in 2017 than in 2016, and will be better in 2018, no doubts.
It's so bad we will not see his competition with CF in Giro, neither in TdF, and probably never in future.
Well hopefully we wont see them competing again, because CF will be banned and forgotten never to win a race again.
 
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Salvarani said:
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Aru vs Dumoulin part 2, unless Froome is participating after all
My vote is obviously for Dumoulin, he was better in mountains in 2017 than in 2016, and will be better in 2018, no doubts.
It's so bad we will not see his competition with CF in Giro, neither in TdF, and probably never in future.
Well hopefully we wont see them competing again, because CF will be banned and forgotten never to win a race again.
Yes, unfortunately you are right. In contrast to i.e. Ulissi not able to face an appropriate ban.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Aru vs Dumoulin part 2, unless Froome is participating after all
My vote is obviously for Dumoulin, he was better in mountains in 2017 than in 2016, and will be better in 2018, no doubts.
It's so bad we will not see his competition with CF in Giro, neither in TdF, and probably never in future.
Aru has had plenty of great climbing moments. I think Dumoulin has the edge, but Aru has a very good chance of beating him. I feel like he has a higher level of form than we’ve seen if he can just get everything right in his buildup.
 
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Jspear said:
Bot. Sky_Bot said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Aru vs Dumoulin part 2, unless Froome is participating after all
My vote is obviously for Dumoulin, he was better in mountains in 2017 than in 2016, and will be better in 2018, no doubts.
It's so bad we will not see his competition with CF in Giro, neither in TdF, and probably never in future.
Aru has had plenty of great climbing moments. I think Dumoulin has the edge, but Aru has a very good chance of beating him. I feel like he has a higher level of form than we’ve seen if he can just get everything right in his buildup.
this... aru was ill before the 2016 tour and last year he was scheduled to do il giro but a injury take him out of the race
 
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portugal11 said:
Jspear said:
Bot. Sky_Bot said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Aru vs Dumoulin part 2, unless Froome is participating after all
My vote is obviously for Dumoulin, he was better in mountains in 2017 than in 2016, and will be better in 2018, no doubts.
It's so bad we will not see his competition with CF in Giro, neither in TdF, and probably never in future.
Aru has had plenty of great climbing moments. I think Dumoulin has the edge, but Aru has a very good chance of beating him. I feel like he has a higher level of form than we’ve seen if he can just get everything right in his buildup.
this... aru was ill before the 2016 tour and last year he was scheduled to do il giro but a injury take him out of the race
Yeah I think you will see a better Aru in 2018.
 
Giro is the pragmatic choice. There’s a good chance that he goes in as second favorite and the Giro is even more valuable to an Italian rider, in terms of prestige and future earnings, than it is to another rider. You could argue that this might be a one off chance to win a Tour, if there’s no Froome or an undercooked Froome, and so he should go all in for an outside shot. But Aru is too young to think that way. He will feel he has many chances to come.
 
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Jspear said:
Bot. Sky_Bot said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Aru vs Dumoulin part 2, unless Froome is participating after all
My vote is obviously for Dumoulin, he was better in mountains in 2017 than in 2016, and will be better in 2018, no doubts.
It's so bad we will not see his competition with CF in Giro, neither in TdF, and probably never in future.
Aru has had plenty of great climbing moments. I think Dumoulin has the edge, but Aru has a very good chance of beating him. I feel like he has a higher level of form than we’ve seen if he can just get everything right in his buildup.
Past two seasons could not see Aru delivering at 100% because of injuries/illness. I still hope he can be a great name in cycling history. Great climbing legs, attacker and decent descending skills. He just lacks some TT power. I sincerely think that 2018 will be a good year for him. Im just wondering what would be his climbing squad? I rule out Martin. What role is Costa going to have on the team? Then we got Atapuma, Niemiec, Polanc and Ulissi left? That's the part im most affraid of.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
Giro is the pragmatic choice. There’s a good chance that he goes in as second favorite and the Giro is even more valuable to an Italian rider, in terms of prestige and future earnings, than it is to another rider. You could argue that this might be a one off chance to win a Tour, if there’s no Froome or an undercooked Froome, and so he should go all in for an outside shot. But Aru is too young to think that way. He will feel he has many chances to come.
He is not that young. He will be 28 next year. Basically at the highest of his cycling maturity and not that many years ahead left at that level.

I expect a very very good Aru in 2018.
 
My suspicion is UAE are worried about the TDF parcours suiting Dan Martin, hence why the consideration for Aru to ride the TDF - Not that I think the TDF parcours suit Aru - Anyway Aru needs to ensure he avoids a 'catastrophic' day in the Giro.
 
Obviously, the Pinot vs. Aru discussion made me wish for Pinot to prevail and finally settle the debate. But first and foremost, I'm a cycling fan. I don't hate anybody, dislike a few, and respect all. As a rider myself, former small-time competitor, I have an idea of what these guys are going through. What I saw today, the pain, the suffering, made me cheer for Fabio Aru. I had visions, flash-backs of my worst struggles on a bike. I felt for him. He dug deep, he put his guts on the road. Respect.
 
Feeling sorry for Aru because he looks desperate on a bike when not if form is a bit much.....behind him there were several riders struggling on the Zoncolon, bigger and heavier riders , digging deep, in pain and they are not paid the millions Aru is getting from UAE
 
In line with UAE's season. Also Ulissi seems really off in this Giro. Aru was always overrated but the 2017 aru was better than that. Well, he considered himself a star and left the team who made him for money, don't feel sorry for him.
 
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EroicaStradeBianche said:
In line with UAE's season. Also Ulissi seems really off in this Giro. Aru was always overrated but the 2017 aru was better than that. Well, he considered himself a star and left the team who made him for money, don't feel sorry for him.

I'm thinking maybe the bigger issue is what is up with how off UAE is this year? They are basically having a disastrous season that isn't showing signs of improving.
 

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