Fabio Aru: '2018 was one of the darkest moments of my career'

Aru says he's hoping to put 2018 behind him as he targets Giro d'Italia success in 2019

Fabio Aru at the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) aims to hit restart in the 2019 season after his "darkest moments" yet cycling in 2018.

The Sardinian abandoned the Giro d'Italia with mysterious problems, crashed and cursed his sponsors in the Vuelta a España, and pulled himself out of the running for Italy's World Championships team.

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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.