Teams & Riders Jakob Fuglsang discussion thread

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Worrying mediocre day in Tirreno with seventeen days to the World's.
I don't think he is riding T-A for the win, he even soft pedaled when the 3rd group came in, to lose contact with the group.

My guess is he is still building his form, which is timed to start the peak at Worlds, and continue it thoughout the Giro.

As such I am thinking he is riding for Vlasov at T-A.
 
Yeah, I second the last couple of posts. He didn't look too troubled, and honestly, with the insane level he has had the last year and a half, it has to take more than a few bad showings in a warm-up race to make his star fade IMO.
 
Yeah, I second the last couple of posts. He didn't look too troubled, and honestly, with the insane level he has had the last year and a half, it has to take more than a few bad showings in a warm-up race to make his star fade IMO.
We have to remember, it's still over 2 weeks to Worlds and over 6 weeks to the end of the Giro, if he was in peak condition and riding hard now, he would be completely gassed by week 3 in the Giro.

I'm pretty sure he knows, that he has the opportunity of a lifetime this year, both at Worlds and the Giro, and he is too experienced to mistime his condition.

I think he is being extremely disciplined at T-A, and even when he wants to (and could), he is being careful not to go too deep, because of the races to come.

Fingers crossed :D
 
The Vlasov situation just looked really strange. It wasn´t like he was dropped and had no chance to finish the stage within the time limit. He was in the peleton and suddenly abandoned the race.
 
Interesting comments by Jakob. Vicenzo was one of the first to attack that eventually led to their group of 5 going clear. But afterwards Vicenzo was on the limit, Jakob did look stronger attacking just afterwards. If he can keep it up maybe he can drop the rest on a harder climb.
 
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Interesting comments by Jakob. Vicenzo was one of the first to attack that eventually led to their group of 5 going clear. But afterwards Vicenzo was on the limit, Jakob did look stronger attacking just afterwards. If he can keep it up maybe he can drop the rest on a harder climb.
Looked like he tried it a few times but never could get rid of Nibali and Pozzo. Majka was dropped every single time they accelerated.
I think Fuglsang and Nibali are pretty much on an equal level. They also aren´t going to work together even though they probably could eliminate all remaining opponents. That leaves the door open for guys like Majka, Pozzo, Kruijswijk and Kelderman.
 
Also wouldn´t be suprised if he loses time on a flat/hilly/technical stage at some point. Astana is never close to the front. Just one split in the peleton at the wrong time could be enough to end his GC hopes. Today he himself was the one to close a small gap in the sprint. Barely avoided losing another 5-10s to Nibali and Almeida.
 

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