Fabio Aru: I'm not scared of attacking Froome

In mid-April, Fabio Aru's season seemed in tatters when he was forced to scratch the Giro d'Italia from his programme after injuring his knee in a training crash in Andalusia. There was little certainty that he would recover in time for the Tour de France, and, as he entered the finals months of his existing contract with Astana, many doubts about his status beyond 2017.

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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.