Jakob Fuglsang signs new deal with Astana: I am still motivated to show more
Aug 21 2019 07:36 pm CET

Jakob Fuglsang signs new deal with Astana: I am still motivated to show more
Jakob Fuglsang signs new deal with Astana: I am still motivated to show more
Photo of Jakob Fuglsang by Astana Pro Team

Astana Pro Team has announced a new two-year deal with Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang.

The team has reached a new deal with the Kazakh team until at least the end of 2021. The Dane arrived to the team in 2013 and has become one of the true leaders of the formation.

The 34-year-old has been living his best season so far in 2019 with a victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege and podium positions in the Amstel Gold Race and La Fleche Wallonne. Fuglsang also took a stage victory in Tirreno-Adriatico -race in which he finished in the third overall position and got the overall win in the Vuelta a Andalucia and the Criterium du Dauphine.

"I am happy to stay with the team as I feel here like at home," the Dane commented. "I’ve been with Astana for 7 years already and I am happy to continue. As everyone could see this year, I’ve really found my spot and I had a great support team around me, from riders to staff and sports directors.

"This year is my best season ever so far and I am still motivated to show more. In the next days, I am going to start La Vuelta where I’d like to go for the stages and to try to find the legs for the last part of the season. I am happy that everything worked out perfectly and we are going ahead together with the team for two more years. I hope to be able to deliver more big results for the team in the future."

The General Manager of Astana Alexandr Vinokurov welcomed the news of the new agreement. "I am really happy that Jakob Fuglsang stays in Astana Pro Team," he said. "He is passing a great season so far, but also the last few seasons showed us that he is still in a great age to achieve more in cycling.

"Jakob was super strong during the first half of the year and he just missed some luck at the Tour de France. However, now he is going to start at La Vuelta, where, I am sure, he will turn his luck back. In the next years, we will continue supporting Jakob as one of the team’s leaders and I think he will reach the new height of this sports."
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