Fuglsang 'Relaxed' In Favourites Role At The Tour De France

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) waves to the crowds at the 2019 Tour de France

When Jakob Fuglsang ( Astana ) took a last-minute victory in last year's Critérium du Dauphiné, it all seemed like a deserved win for a man who for years performed consistently in stage races and would at times have a crack at Grand Tour's top ten. This year, however, the Dane's win came after four months of consistent and incredibly effective racing that has elevated him, for the first time in his career, into the position of being considered one of the Tour de France favourites. Coming to Brussels Expo for the pre-race press conference , Fuglsang acknowledged his position as one of the front-runners, calmly stating that a podium placing this year is a realistic goal. Being in this position may not always be comfortable ahead of a race like the Tour de France, but sitting among a circle of Danish reporters, he seemed calm and relaxed, yet conscious ...

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