• Fabio Aru is heading to UAE Team Emirates in 2018 on a three year deal (Getty)Source: Getty
It was rumoured, now it's official: Fabio Aru is off to UAE Team Emirates in 2018.
18 Oct 2017 - 7:13 AM  UPDATED 18 Oct 2017 - 7:20 AM

The Italian rider inked a three year deal with the team eager for his arrival and what he will contribute. 

“We welcome a champion like Fabio Aru; his skills perfectly match the ambitions of the team,” team manager Carlo Saronni said.

“Besides highlighting Aru’s enormous potential, I’d like to point out he is a rider who can stir up excitement among the fans."

"He is well-loved because of his generosity on a bike. With his performances he will contribute to promoting an ideal team image and he will likely help us reach important competitive milestones.”

Aru expressed gratitude at the new deal. 

“I’m honored the UAE Team Emirates management and their sponsors want to unite our cycling endeavours," the current Italian national champion said.

"I thank them for the faith they’ve placed in me and I hope to live up to their expectations."

I would also like to thank everyone who has been with me up to now in my career, they’ve all been important to my growth.”

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