Author: Matt de Neef
Matt joined CyclingTips in February 2013 as the site's first paid employee. In his role as managing editor he creates stories in various mediums and helps staff and contributors to produce the best stories they can. Matt has reported from four Tours de France and many other professional bike races. A keen recreational cyclist, Matt loves exploring new roads. He is the founder of theclimbingcyclist.com, an ode to the satisfying challenge of riding uphill. He is based in Melbourne, Australia.
The seven-time Grand Tour champ is aiming to complete the ride in six days – an average of 265 km per day.
With plenty of gravel and cobblestones, plus a unique setting, the Antwerp Port Epic is one of the coolest races on the calendar.
We caught up with the 28-year-old Aussie for a detailed chat about his road to the Vuelta podium (and much more).
As Aru rides into the next phase of his life, we look back at some of his best moments as a pro racer.
Will we see any changes at the top of the GC on the final stage?
A tough one to predict, but probably a sprint finish of some kind?
A tough day of racing in the mountains.
A day for the climbers.
A day for the sprinters.
That's 15 Paralympic gold medals and 77 world records for the 43-year-old British rider.
Should be a day for the breakaway.