Fabio Aru not ready for the Tour de France, says Vincenzo Nibali

The 2014 champion says that his young teammate could make his mark on the Tour de France in the future

Fabio Aru on stage sixteen of the 2015 Tour of Italy (Graham Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Defending Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has ruled team-mate Fabio Aru out of contention for Astana's Tour de France squad this year.

The 24-year-old briefly held the lead in the Giro d'Italia before falling back to finish second behind Alberto Contador.

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