'I couldn't really pedal': Fabio Aru on the moment he had to use a Tour de France neutral service bike

The Italian lost time after a mechanical meant he had to ride the Mavic neutral service bike

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Italian Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) "couldn't really pedal" but took a Mavic neutral service bike to continue in the Tour de France.

In stage three Épernay, the Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) with the yellow jersey had been dropped. Aru, at that time, suffered a mechanical when George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) rode into his rear derailleur

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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.