|Full name Jakob Diemer Fuglsang|
2009–2010 Team Saxo Bank
Weight 69 kg
2006–2008 Team Designa Kokken
Height 1.82 m
|Rider type All-rounder|
Name Jakob Fuglsang
Current team Team Astana
|Born 22 March 1985 (age 30)
Geneva, Switzerland (1985-03-22) |
2006–2008 Cannondale-Vredestein MTB
Parents Villy Fuglsang, Lilian Fuglsang
Similar People Frank Schleck, Andy Schleck, Fabian Cancellara, Jens Voigt, Stuart O'Grady
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Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (born 22 March 1985) is a Danish professional racing cyclist for UCI WorldTeam Astana. Before turning professional for Team Saxo Bank, he was a mountain biker racing for Team Cannondale–Vredestein, winning the Under-23 World Cup. He got his contract with Team Saxo Bank during the 2008 Danmark Rundt.
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- Leopard Trek 201112
- Astana 2013present
Cycling uci road world championships 2011 jakob fuglsang tt
Fuglsang won the Danmark Rundt three years in a row: 2008, 2009, and 2010. He also won the Tour of Slovenia in 2009. In 2007 Fuglsang competed in the Cape Epic with team mate Roal Paulissen, placing 2nd overall. He then came back to compete in the marathon stage race with Paulissen again in 2008, this time claiming the overall win. In 2010, he finished third in the Tour de Suisse and won the Danish National Time Trial Championships, which he won again in 2012.
Leopard Trek (2011–12)
In 2011, while riding for Leopard Trek, he finished 4th in the Tour de Suisse and 11th in the Vuelta a España.
In 2012, Fuglsang remained with the Schleck brothers, as the team became RadioShack–Nissan. He was slated to be his team's leader in the Giro d'Italia, but had to withdraw due to knee problems and was replaced with Fränk Schleck. Fuglsang later won the Tour de Luxembourg, taking the overall classification jersey in the queen stage to Differdange and then defending his lead with the help of his team for the fourth and final stage in Luxembourg City. The last stage had to be shortened by 47 km (29 mi) by the organizers due to heavy rain. He was then excluded from the Tour de France by the RadioShack–Nissan team management after he criticized them. He stated that he wanted to race for another squad in the next season since he was not happy with the way things were going within the team. Instead of competing in France, he went on to win the Tour of Austria overall classification and the fourth stage of the race. His lead over the second placed rider Steve Morabito of BMC Racing Team was a minute and 24 seconds when the Tour concluded.
Fuglsang left RadioShack–Nissan at the end of the 2012 season, and joined Astana on an initial three-year contract from the 2013 season onwards. In the 2013 Tour de France, Fuglsang became the team leader of Astana after the abandonment of Janez Brajkovič. He ended up finishing 7th overall, after a good performance in the mountains and the time trials.
In 2015, Fuglsang cracked the top ten in two of the three Ardennes Classics, finishing eighth at La Flèche Wallonne and ninth at Liège–Bastogne–Liège.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Fuglsang won the silver medal in the road race after a three-man sprint with winner Greg Van Avermaet and bronze medalist Rafał Majka.
In June 2017 Fuglsang won the Critérium du Dauphiné with a strong performance on the 8th stage. He attacked the main contenders including Chris Froome and Richie Porte on the last mountain and rode to a solo victory, his second win in the race.