All 18 WorldTour teams now count at least one victory in their books for 2017. But why are the top teams winning, or not, so much?
Italian Fabio Aru will not start the 2017 Giro d'Italia due to a knee injury.
Giro contender Fabio Aru's pre-race build-up suffered a blow Sunday when he was forced out of Tirreno-Adriatico with a bout of bronchitis.
Fabio Aru said the Giro's start on his home island of Sardinia gives him "extra confidence," not pressure.
The Sardinian has a pair of top-3 finishes in the Italian grand tour but is still looking for his first win.
The 26-year-old Italian and 2015 Vuelta champion will captain the squad next year.
Fabio Aru says he's learned from his mistakes in 2016. For 2017, the Vuelta winner will prepare early and more thoroughly than before.
With the departure of Vincenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru takes over as the top GC rider of the Kazakhstan-registered squad.
The Italian from Sardinia has raced the Giro three times and is likely to return for the 100th edition next year.
Saturday's Il Lombardia will feature two new climbs as organizers look to mix things up at the "Race of the Falling Leaves."