Fabio Aru: 'I just lack the kick that my Vuelta rivals have'

The Italian has continued to look below his best in a subdued performance at the Vuelta a España

Fabio Aru at the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) "lacks the kick" that his Vuelta a España rivals have after a 2018 season of difficulties.

The Italian is struggling in the Vuelta, not showing any of the brilliance that won him the race in 2015. A crash on stage two only made matters worse.

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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.