Former Vuelta a Espana champion Fabio Aru has signed on the dotted line for Team Qhubeka-Assos.
The 2017 Italian champion is a multiple Grand Tour stage winner – including stage five of the Tour de France in 2017, back-to-back successes in the Giro d’Italia in 2015 and a brace at the Vuelta a Espana in 2014.
Aru’s arrival follows that of Simon Clarke, Sean Bennett, Dimitri Claeys, Kilian Frankiny, Lukasz Wisniowski, Karel Vacek, Emil Vinjebo, Connor Brown and Harry Tanfield.
“When the possibility to sign first came about, and then after speaking with Douglas [Ryder] and other team members, I immediately felt that this was an environment that I wanted to be a part of,” said Aru.
“In the last few years I haven’t experienced all of the success that I’d hoped for and so I will use this new step to draw from some of the simple factors that saw me achieve those results, as I know that I’m capable again of similar success.”