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FABIO ARU Cycling Road

Date of birth: 03/07/1990

Place of Birth: San Gavino Monreale

m. 1,83

kg. 66

Speciality Road race


With a high-school diploma in his pocket, he dreamed of having a house by the sea, but instead he left his Sardinia to follow his passion for cycling and found himself climbing up mountains. He started out in football and in tennis but it is on a bicycle that he became the “Cavaliere dei Quattro Mori” (the Sardinian Knight): he achieved two final podiums at the Giro d’Italia (he was the first Sardinian cyclist to have donned the pink jersey) and, in 2015, his victory at the Vuelta crowned the first important stage race of his career. “Losing the Giro d’Italia was more useful to me than winning La Vuelta”, he commented. Punctilious, he does not like the limelight and, at 26, he races for his parents, who have made so many sacrifices for him. Valentina, his girlfriend, follows him at every race; Valentino Rossi, instead, is his idol. And even if he won’t be riding a motorbike in Rio, he’ll be riding fast anyway as he wants to return to Italy (Sardinia) with a medal

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Records and medals in international, national and youth competitions

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Go to the Qualified Athletes List Status: Individual spots 31/12/2015
First Club: ASD Piscina Irgas 3C
Club: Astana Pro Team
First Coach: Michele Uccheddu
Coach: Paolo Slongo
Other sports: Tennis, football
Hobby: Movies, music
Relationship Status: Single


World Championship

34° Ponferrada 2014

Other results

1° Vuelta a España 2015

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