'If I was him I wouldn't go': Fabio Aru advised against riding Tour de France but set to do it anyway

Italian GC rider looks set to take on the Tour after disastrous Giro d'Italia

Fabio Aru struggles up the Monte Zoncolan during the 2018 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

After a disastrous Giro d'Italia, Fabio Aru is planning to ride the 2018 Tour de France in only one month even though those close to the Sardinian climber suggest against it.

The Aru/Giro flop completed the first half of the 2018 season with UAE Team Emirates, where he is earning around €2.5 million. The highlight: a fourth  place in the Tirreno-Adriatico's Sassotetto stage.

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