In a very hot day in the North of Italy, Fabio Aru conquered the Italian National Championship crossing alone with the legs in the air, after a strong attack on the last climb and 18 km alone.
The Astana Proteam at the Italian National Championship was composed by six riders: Aru, Cataldo, Tiralongo, Moser, Gatto and Minali.
All of them worked really hard to help Aru to join the last climb to Monte Serra in the right position. Then it has been the captain that attacked at 19 km to go, with 4 km left to climb. He was able to accumulate a 40 seconds advantage in the climb. Then he was brave and good enough to keep the gap unchanged in the 7 km descent and the 7 km flat before the finish line.
Fabio Aru has ridden today with a jersey that was one of the Michele Scarponi jerseys (Fabio borrowed it from Michele during the training camp in Sierra Nevada earlier in April) and now Fabio will give this right jersey to Michele’s wife, Anna.
Fabio Aru dedicated today's victory to Michele Scarponi.