Fabio Aru joins UAE Team Emirates on a three-year deal

Italian national champion and 2015 Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru moves from Astana to UAE Team Emirates for the 2018 season

Fabio Aru at the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Fabio Aru has been signed by UAE Team Emirates on a three-year deal, starting in the 2018 season.

Official news of the move ends months of speculation, confirming that the current Italian national road race champion will leave Astana at the end of 2017.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.