Jakob Fuglsang got a reasonable start to the season, and the mood is probably high on his team, Astana, after the second and final stage of the Vuelta a Murcia.
demonstrated once again the Kazakh team, in fact, as the field's strongest, and could see the veteran Luis Leon Sanchez taking the win both on the stage and in the course as a whole.
Astana delivered a show of power and ended with all four men were among the six top in the total records.
Jakob Fuglsang, ended up in sixth place, but was still a turn on sejrspodiet as the winner of the mountains classification.
The 33-year-old dane was number eight on Saturday's stage, which stretched over 180 kilometres and had four categorized climbs.
Jakob Fuglsang with a good start to the season. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan
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Fuglsang came in goal 16 seconds after a frontduo, in addition to the etapevinder Sanchez consisted of world champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).
Subsequently, there was praise for the dane from the sports director Bruno Cenghialta:
- We did our best to control the race until the first increase. Then drove Jakob Fuglsang a nice run, where he first took the responsibility upon themselves to attack on the rise and be in the front on the descent from Alto Collado Bermejo.
And later, when he was retrieved, he performed a great work, from the bottom of the Cresta del Gallo with to keep his teammates promotion, said Cenghialta.
Valverde ended as overall first place, while yet another Astana rider, Pello Bilbao, was number three.
The second Danish participant, Christopher Juul-Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott), drove himself in the limelight by participating in an eruption along the way and ended on stage 13.-space.
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