Fabio Aru: "The Tour de France made me smile again"

“After the difficult moments I've gone through in recent months, it's fantastic to win a stage at the Tour de France. That was missing in my career. When I got back on my bike after the injury that prevented me from riding the Giro starting in Sardinia, thinking of the Tour de France put a smile back on my face. I never climbed to La Planche des belles filles before. I looked at the videos of Chris Froome winning in 2012 and Vincenzo Nibali in 2014. That's what convinced me to attack with 3km to go. I've always tried my best to deliver some spectacle to the fans. That was my intention today but giving spectacle and winning is an enormous satisfaction.”

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