Giro d'Italia Stage 15

Astana's Aru Victorious Atop Montecampione

Giro d'Italia's Stage 15 was a mountaintop finish following 225km from Valdengo to Montecampione.

Astana's young Sardinian pro, Fabio Aru, came to the base of the day’s final and only climb – nearly 20km up to Montecampione – in the group of leaders – and as other teams began to attack, waited patiently, pedaling coolly and efficiently as the others spent their energy. -Astana Pro Team

"Fabio Aru could hardly have picked a better moment to clinch the first victory of his professional career. The 23-year-old Astana rider gave a majestic performance on the iconic climb up to Plan de Montecampione, producing a series of accelerations that left him left him 21 seconds clear." cyclingnews

Fabio Aru (Astana)

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Racing at 66kg/183cm, Aru averaged over 200 watts for the duration of Stage 15. He held an average speed of 40kph with a 79rpm cadence average. 

On the final ascent, after nearly 200 kilometers of racing, the 23 year old Italian delivered 325 average watts in the first 17 kilometers before TV camera interference affected power data transmission.

“At 3k to go I looked around and saw I was a bit stronger than the others – I attacked to see what I could do.” - Fabio Aru

Montecampione Climb

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SRM Race Averages

Time 5:33:06 min
AVG Power 203.8 watts
AVG Heart rate not available
AVG Speed 40.53 kph
AVG Cadence 79.0 rpm
ALT Gain 2,138.0 meters
Distance 225 kilometers
Energy 4,072.74 kilojoules

SRM Training System is the official power measurement tool for Astana Pro Cycling. The team trains and races on a custom SRM PowerMeter designed for Campagnolo chain rings and Specialized crank arms. 

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