Tour de France: Aru ready for Alpine showdown after fighting in echelons

Fabio Aru (Astana) survived the chaos of the echelons and slits in the peloton on stage 16 at the Tour de France and is happy to finally climb into the high Alps on Wednesday and Thursday for the showdown stages over the Col du Galibier and the mountain finish at the summit of the Col d'Izoard.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.