Fabio Aru and his Astana team recognize that the Tour's yellow jersey may be out of reach but promise a fight on the Izoard in stage 18.
With the Tour de France concluding in a few days, news about potential rider transfers is heating up.
At the time, Fabio Aru rued an injury that kept him out of the 100th Giro d'Italia. Now he reaps the rewards of the forced rest in May.
Fabio Aru lost the Tour de France lead in stage 14's chaotic, tough uphill finish in Rodez. This takes pressure off his weakened Astana
The French press has mostly ignored race leader Fabio Aru. The Italian, for his part, plans to leave a mark on this Tour de France
Fabio Aru is elated to wear the Tour de France yellow jersey. The Italian remains wary of a short, tough day in stage 13, however.
Fabio Aru and his Astana team head into the Tour de France's Pyrenean stages willing to attack Froome for the yellow jersey.
Astana's Fabio Aru and Jakob Fuglsang know that tactics will be key to their assault on Froome's yellow jersey lead in the Tour.
Stage 9 of the Tour de France was dramatic, crash-filled, and controversial. Did Aru break an unwritten rule? What will we do without Porte?
Andrew Hood takes a look at the Tour de France's GC picture after nine stages of racing.