Aru: It's going to be important to get to the last week fresh

In his short career to date, Fabio Aru (Astana) has tended to save his best for the third week of Grand Tours and he will hope the same trend holds true for his Tour de France debut. The auguries from Mont Ventoux on stage 12 were certainly promising, as the Sardinian moved up to 8th overall at the end of a trying day personally and a tumultuous one for the race as a whole.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.