Fabio Aru's 'never give up' spirit wins the Vuelta a España

Fabio Aru explains how team-work on the penultimate stage of the Vuelta a España netted him the lead

Fabio Aru celebrates winning the Leaders Jersey Stage 20 of the 2015 Vuelta Espana

(Image credit: Watson)

Fabio Aru's face may often be one of pain and suffering, but inside there is a drive to win. He and team Astana launched their attacks today on the last mountain stage of the Vuelta a España to drop Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) and run away with the race lead.

The overall victory should be secured tomorrow when the 25-year-old Sardinian finishes the flat sprinters' stage to Madrid.

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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.