Fabio Aru snatches Vuelta a España lead in thrilling mountain showdown

Fabio Aru and his Astana team made sure that Tom Dumoulin cracked on the final mountain stage of the 2015 Vuelta a España

Fabio Aru celebrates with his girlfriend, Valentina, after Stage 20 of the 2015 Vuelta Espana

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Fabio Aru and Astana put in a clinical display of team-work to comprehensively overthrow Tom Dumoulin's lead in the 2015 Vuelta a España.

Italian Aru trailed Dutchman Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) by just six seconds going into the penultimate stage of the race, and the last that offered any realistic chance to secure the overall win.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.