Fabio Aru: 'I saw Chris out the back… and realised I had the yellow jersey'

Fabio Aru describes the moment that he realised he had overhauled Chris Froome to become the new leader of the 2017 Tour de France

Fabio Aru at the 2017 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Fabio Aru says that a quick calculation at the end of stage 12 of the Tour de France to Peyragudes brought on the amazing joy of knowing that he would don the famous yellow jersey.

The Italian leader of team Astana was one of handful of riders who could distance previous race leader, and three-time overall victor, Chris Froome (Sky) in the final kilometre.

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