Teams & Riders Jakob Fuglsang discussion thread

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I must admit, I enjoy them a great deal. It's interesting to get a daily inside view, from an athlete competing at the highest level.
Fuglsang writes in the newspaper B.T. that he is disappointed about the Giro, despite a few successes during the race:

- I actually think this was the last time I went for a good result in the general classification in one of the big stage races. I think I'll get more out of going for stage wins.

- At this Giro for example I might have had a chance of winning two or three stages in the right breakaway. That would have been worth more than a sixth place in the classification.
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At least he learned the right lesson. With the lack of spillover from his improvements in classics and one-week races (although that still was 'just' on par with Buchmann) to GTs, in hindsight he should have ridden the Vuelta instead and focused on the Ardennes classics after the WC. Maybe he would have been even better in the latter then. It would also have allowed him to race RvV. Alternatively he could have ridden the Tour as prep and as a helper, but obviously he should still have ridden Lombardia, and with his win there it has still been a good season all in all.
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Fuglsang should focus on Basque Country & Switzerland next season and fully peak for it!

I think his all-consuming goal next year is the Olympics.

I think he views it as a once in a lifetime chance, on a route that suits him perfectly, and with such limited team sizes, that none of the bigger climbing nations can really benefit (too many captains).

It probably means he will ride the Tour stage hunting - and occasionally giving Vlasov a hand - rather than doing GC.

Secondary goal might very well be Flanders, which to most riders is THE monument.

2022 would probably be dedicated to giving Roubaix a shot, and then riding his last ever GT GC, in the Tour starting in Denmark.