Fabio Aru 'has the legs to stay with the top guys' as he plots for 2020 season

The Italian is optimistic as he targets Grand Tours and the Olympic Games in 2020

Fabio Aru at the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Fabio Aru is optimistic that 2020 will be the year he re-finds the form that saw the Italian win the 2015 Vuelta a España and finish runner-up at the Giro d'Italia.

After a difficult couple of years, which culminated in the UAE Team Emirates rider missing the 2019 Giro d'Italia to have leg surgery on a constricted iliac artery, he believes he will be back challenging at the front of the peloton for major honours next season.

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