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Fabio Aru experiencing 'complicated days' in Vuelta a Espana

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Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) abandoned the Giro d'Italia on stage 19

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) abandoned the Giro d'Italia on stage 19 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) finishes stage 15 at the Giro d'Italia

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) finishes stage 15 at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) rolls through the finish line, cold and wet, after stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) rolls through the finish line, cold and wet, after stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) climbs into the team bus after a bad day

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) climbs into the team bus after a bad day (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) is putting a brave face on his Vuelta a España performance this year, but the 2015 winner admits that he is not feeling on top of his game.

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Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. Apart from working for Cyclingnews.com, he is also the cycling correspondent for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.