Fuglsang reacts after losing Basque Country podium spot

The final podium: Ion Izagirre, Dan Martin and Jakob Fuglsang

A fascinating week of racing at the Tour of the Basque Country came to a controversial end on Sunday, after Astana 's Jakob Fuglsang found himself first racing to a podium spot and even standing on the final podium, before being retroactively demoted due to a decision by the race organisers. Over a minute after the Dane had finished, and unbeknownst to him, race leader Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) had taken a wrong turn in the closing metres of stage 6, losing vital seconds as he sought to hang on to third overall. One of the six men from the chase group to suffer the impromptu detour – due to either rider or marshal error – Buchmann was later given the same time as those riders who stayed on course. That meant that he gained 12 seconds on Fuglsang, who ultimately finished five seconds down in fourth. Fuglsang, who had stood ...

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