Criterium du Dauphine - Jakob Fuglsang: I think I’m on the right way
Jun 17 2019 04:59 am CET

Criterium du Dauphine - Jakob Fuglsang: I think I’m on the right way
Criterium du Dauphine - Jakob Fuglsang: I think I’m on the right way
Photo of Jakob Fuglsang by Astana Pro Team

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) has taken his second overall victory in the Criterium du Dauphine. The rider crossed the line with the favourites' group and secured the final win of the French race.

Fuglsang took the lead of the General Classification on the fourth stage of the race and with the help of Astana could control the pace on the last day and confirm his second overall victory. "I was expecting a day that was harder than it turned out to be, but my team did a perfect job as they controlled the race in the best way possible," said the Dane. "A group went away with just one rider who was within 6 minutes in the GC, so there was no stress. I could just sit in the wheel of my teammates and they brought me all the way to the finish line.

"This victory for me is special because now I could actually ride in the yellow jersey, as in 2017 I won the race on the final day. I’m super happy to bring this jersey to the finish today with the great help of my team. I want to thank all of our partners and sponsors for this win, especially Samruk Kazyna for the great support throughout the years."

Fuglsang will focus on immediate goals. "I look forward to the Tour de France, I think I’m on the right way and until now it’s already been a great season for me and Astana," he commented. "This year everything seems to come really easy and perfect, there is no stress and the atmosphere is fantastic.

"We lift each other, we are ready to sacrifice ourselves for our teammates and with that, we were able to win many races with many different riders. I want to congratulate Luis Leon Sanchez as well with his win in Switzerland."



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