Well I tend to agree with SaronniAccording to Beppe Saronni, Aru himself decided to ride Suisse and the TdF as soon as he felt recovered after his surgery. Saronni doesn't think it was a good idea and believes it wasn't the best preparation for the Vuelta, which was the target for this season.
Aru is a bit irrational. The guy moved in together with his girlfriend after dating for 2 weeks. Of course that's his own buisness, but it says a lot about his character.Aru is an idiot if he really thought it was a good idea.
this is the reason why so many people like himAru is a bit irrational. The guy moved in together with his girlfriend after dating for 2 weeks. Of course that's his own buisness, but it says a lot about his character.
The team probably only gave him green light for the Tour because of Gaviria's knee problems and when he was doing better than Dan Martin they had no real reason to tell him not to ride for the gc.
It was set as the big target of the season after his health problems. And it made sense, he would have had time to gradually recover form the surgery and find some shape riding smaller races.Couldn't understand Aru doing the Vuelta after the Tour.
From what I gathered it wasn't exactly a big surgery but "just" an endovascular intervention, usually it's done on one day and you go home the next.Yes, riding the whole Tour for gc pretty much right after coming back from such a big surgery with a lack of training and racing km was a horrible way to prepare for the Vuelta, the Nibali approach would have been smarter.
Still, he finished 14th on gc in the Tour after coming back from a surgery with a totally improvised preparation, he isn't finished as a gc rider. I'm not talking about fighting for the win, but top 10 or top 5 (against a weaker field) is still a realistic goal with a proper preparation.
In today's interview with Gazzetta Fabio says he had a debilitating virus in the Vuelta. (in Italian)
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