Jakob Fuglsang

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Jakob Fuglsang
Jakob Fuglsang, Grand Départ 2017.jpg
Fuglsang at the 2017 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Jakob Diemer Fuglsang
Born (1985-03-22) 22 March 1985 (age 33)
Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 11 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Astana
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2005 Heijdens–Ten Tusscher (MTB)
Professional team(s)
2006–2008 Cannondale–Vredestein (MTB)
2006–2008 Team Designa Køkken (road)
2008 CSC–Saxo Bank (stagiaire)
2009–2010 Team Saxo Bank
2011–2012 Leopard Trek
2013– Astana
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
2 TTT stages (2011, 2013)

Stage races

Critérium du Dauphiné (2017)
Danmark Rundt (2008, 2009, 2010)
Tour de Luxembourg (2012)
Tour of Austria (2012)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2010, 2012)

Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (born 21 March 1985) is a Swiss-born Danish professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for Astana in the UCI World Tour.[2] 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.

Cycling Career[edit]

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)[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Astana (2013–present)[edit]

Fuglsang at the 2013 Tour de France

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.[2] 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[7] and ninth at Liège–Bastogne–Liège.[8]

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.[9]


In June 2017 Fuglsang won stage 6 of the Critérium du Dauphiné beating Richie Porte, Chris Froome and teammate Fabio Aru in a sprint. On the following day, Jakob finished 7th maintaining his 3rd place in the General Classification. On the last day of the race, Fuglsang showed off a strong performance.[10] He attacked the main contenders including Chris Froome and Richie Porte on the last mountain and rode to a solo victory, and the overall victory. At the Tour de France, Jakob was sitting in 5th place after his performance on stage 9. However he crashed, and suffered fractures to his elbow and wrist. Therefore he abandoned the race on stage 13.[11] At the Tour of Almaty, Fuglsang won stage 2 which finished on a climb to Almaty.


At his first race of the season, Jakob finished 3rd in the spanish stage race "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana". He scored another top 10 finish one week later at the Vuelta a Murcia, placing 6th. Fuglsang finished 4th overall at the Vuelta a Andalusia. Fuglsang was involved in a crash on stage 1 of Paris-Nice, and was therefore forced to work for Luis Leon Sanchez. That ruined his race plans, although he showed great form on stage 7. At the Tour de Romandie, Fuglsang won the queen stage and finished 4th overall. He then rode the Tour de Suisse, and finished 2nd overall displaying great Tour form just weeks before the Tour de France.

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Cross country, National Junior Mountain Bike Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Cross country, National Junior Mountain Bike Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Cross country, UCI World Under–23 Mountain Bike Championships
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Marathon, National Mountain Bike Championships
2nd Overall Cape Epic (Mountain Bike)
3rd Overall GP Tell
5th Paris–Troyes
7th Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Overall Cape Epic (Mountain Bike)
2nd Overall Les 3 Jours de Vaucluse
2nd Overall Ronde de l'Oise
3rd Paris–Troyes
8th Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 1
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 3
2nd Giro dell'Emilia
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
6th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
10th Overall Tour of Ireland
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Danmark Rundt
2nd Binche–Chimay–Binche
2nd Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
3rd Overall Circuit Franco–Belge
4th Giro di Lombardia
9th GP Herning
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
Held Jersey red.svg Stage 2
1st Stage 3 Danmark Rundt
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall Tour de Suisse
4th Amstel Gold Race
1st MaillotDinamarca.svg Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Austria
1st Stage 4
4th Trofeo Deia
6th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
4th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
6th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
7th Overall Tour de France
8th Vuelta a Murcia
5th Overall Paris–Nice
7th Overall Tour de Romandie
10th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
7th Overall Tour of Oman
7th Overall Paris–Nice
8th La Flèche Wallonne
9th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
2nd Silver medal.svg Road race, Olympic Games
3rd Overall Tour of Oman
3rd Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
1st Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stages 6 & 8
3rd Overall Tour of Almaty
1st Stage 2
6th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
3rd Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
4th Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4
4th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
6th Vuelta a Murcia
8th Amstel Gold Race
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège

General classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 12
A yellow jersey Tour de France 50 49 7 36 23 52 DNF 12
A red jersey Vuelta a España 56 11 29
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice 27 93 DNF DNF 5 7 12 14
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico 13
MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya 6 DNF 11 11 15
Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Basque Country 17 37 35 31 63
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Romandie DNF 7 17 4
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné 6 4 10 1
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Suisse 3 4 25 DNF 2

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milan–San Remo
Tour of Flanders 25
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 84 55 31 32 26 9 68 15 10
Giro di Lombardia 15 4 39 29 DNF
Classic 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Strade Bianche 11
Amstel Gold Race 30 78 4 17 29 17 52 8
La Flèche Wallonne 115 DNF 70 69 19 8 22 16
Clásica de San Sebastián 31 DNF 37 11
Paris-Tours 12

Major championships timeline[edit]

Event 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Olympic Games Time trial Not Held 15 Not Held Not Held
Road race Not Held 12 Not Held 2 Not Held
World Championships Time trial 10 37
Road race DNF 43 26 DNF 21
MaillotDinamarca.svg National Championships Time trial 1 2 1 4
Road race 6 48 8
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified


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  2. ^ a b "Guardini joins Fuglsang in move to Astana". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fuglsang out of Giro d'Italia with knee problems". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fuglsang Wins Tour of Luxembourg". pelotonmagazine.com. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fuglsang looking to leave RadioShack-Nissan over Tour de France snub". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
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  7. ^ "Valverde wins La Fleche Wallonne 2015". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  8. ^ Nigel Wynn (26 April 2015). "Alejandro Valverde wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2015". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Sports & Leisure network. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Greg Van Avermaet grabs gold amid the carnage in Rio 2016 road race". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Jakob Fuglsang wins Criterium du Dauphine". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Fuglsang abandons Tour de France | Cyclingnews.com". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2018-04-02. 

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