Fabio Aru could sign for Alpecin-Fenix and race cyclocross in January, according to reports

The Italian's disappointing time at UAE Team Emirates is coming to an end and he will now look to revamp his career elsewhere

Fabio Aru at the 2020 Tour de France (David Stockman/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

With Fabio Aru out of contract with UAE Team Emirates at the end of the year, he is rumoured to be in talks to join Mathieu van der Poel's Alpecin-Fenix outfit, which could see him relaunch his career by returning to his original discipline of cyclocross.

The Italian signed a lucrative three-year deal with the WorldTour team starting in the 2018 season, moving over from Astana, but failed to record a single win during his tenure with the squad, having been blighted by various injuries and ailments over the past few years.

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