Fabio Aru to miss Giro d'Italia after surgery for constricted iliac artery

The Italian faces time off the bike with upcoming surgery

Fabio Aru (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Italian Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) will miss the 2019 Giro d'Italia, facing surgery for a constructed iliac artery in his left leg.

The 2015 Vuelta a España winner had already begun his season, but now must sit out for up to four months.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.