Fabio Aru will hang up the bike after the Vuelta a España 2021

The Italian cyclist, who has already won the 2015 Vuelta, will leave professional cycling at the end of the test with only 31 years.

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Fabio Aru will leave professional cycling after the 2021 Tour of Spain. This has been confirmed by the Team Qhubeka cyclist in a statement just 2 days after the start of the race.

"Making this decision has not been easy, but it is something I have been thinking about and discussing with my family for some time. I have been cycling for 16 years and for more than a decade as a professional, but now is the time to putting other things in my life first, that is, my family, "said the Italian after the Vuelta a Burgos, in which he was second, leaving very good feelings.In this way, Aru will hang up the bike at 31 years of age after the Vuelta, a competition of which he was champion in the 2015 edition. That year he was also second in the Giro.

"It is normal that my trip ends here in Spain, a place and a career of which I have incredible memories," said Aru. "I hope I have been able to demonstrate the true values of sportsmanship throughout my career, and thereby have made people proud," he said. Although he leaves professional cycling, the Italian will continue to be closely linked to cycling. "I'll keep riding my bike because that's what I love to do," he concluded.



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