Jakob Fuglsang looked like long a favorite to win the Strade Bianche, the first World Tour race after coronapausen Saturday was run.
The Danish Astana rider was the last, but stalled in the Italian heat, as it all had to be settled.
- Gave everything, but paid a high price in the heat and was overheating, as I pressed on. My form is good, and it was nice to get confirmed.
- It was also nice to come back and run again, even under these extreme conditions (40 degrees), writes Fuglsang on Instagram.
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) took the victory after having escaped at the end.
Jacob Fuglsang, who earlier in the race was alone in front, could not keep up and ended up coming in dimensions small to three minutes after the winning belgian as number five.
There was Saturday also run the Strade Bianche on the female lines Saturday. It was here that the Danish Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ) number seven.
After that, lots of cycling was cancelled in the spring and early summer, there must now be driven a lot in the late summer and autumn.
Among other things, to the big stage races in France, Spain and Italy settled, and a large number of classics.