Astana name team to support Fuglsang at Tour de France

Jakob Fuglsang finished second overall at Tour de Suisse

The Astana team have named their eight-rider squad for the Tour de France with Jakob Fuglsang confirmed as team leader, with Magnus Cort targeting the sprint finishes. The line-up includes several Classics riders and rouleurs to protect Fuglsang in the opening nine stages in Brittany and across northern France, especially on the key stage across the cobbles to Roubaix. Fuglsang finished second behind Richie Porte (BMC Racing) at the recent Tour de Suisse and seems on track for the Tour de France. The Dane won the Criterium du Dauphine in 2017, but then crashed hard on stage 11 of the Tour de France and eventually quit the race on two days later. He finished seventh in the 2013 Tour de France and believes this year’s route, including the testing first week in Brittany on the on the Roubaix cobbles, suits him. “It looks interesting, it looks hard. For me, I ...

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