“I know what it takes to participate in the Tour and felt that with the physical issues I had this weekend my body just isn’t where it needs to be for me to be. at my best for the Grand Départ, ”Aru said in a team press release.“After discussing the situation with the team, I decided that it was in our best interest to withdraw from the selection. ”
Aru was diagnosed with iliac artery constriction in his left leg and underwent surgery to treat the condition in 2019. He had his best Grand Tour performance in several years that season, finishing 14th overall. Tour de France but has since failed to finish. a Grand Tour.
Aru dropped out of the Italian championships on Sunday which were won by Sonny Colbrelli of Bahrain Victorious.
This will be Barbero’s Tour de France debut after the 30-year-old has twice competed in Vuelta a España.
Sean Bennett, Victor Campenaerts, Simon Clarke, Michael Gogl, Nicholas Dlamini, Sergio Henao and Max Walscheid complete the composition of the team.
“I am very excited to start my very first Tour de France. It was not in my initial plan for the season, but in cycling, as in life, there can be changes and you have to be ready for those who are happy, ”said Barbero mentioned.
“I’m incredibly happy and will look to continue the way the team has run this year as we look to be as successful as possible. “
Qhubeka Assos for the Tour de France: Carlos Barbero, Sean Bennett, Victor Campenaerts, Simon Clarke, Michael Gogl, Nicholas Dlamini, Sergio Henao and Max Walscheid.
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