Jakob Fuglsang wants to focus on the one-day races and stage competition on the Grand Tours where he has the best chance of winning. The 35-year-old Danish cyclist of the Astana team took part in 15 Grand Tours and only twice – in the Tour de France 2013 and the Giro d’Italia 2020 – entered the top 10 of the general classification. But in the classics, Jacob Fuglsang became the winner of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Monument in 2019, and this year he won another Monument – Lombardy. In 2021, the Danish rider will start the ninth season in the Kazakh cycling team.
In an interview with TV2 Sport, Jacob Fuglsang said that he does not want to fight for high places in the overall standings in the Grand Tours in the future.
Jakob Fuglsang: “If everything depended on me personally, I would not fight for the general classification on Grand Tours in the future. Of course, it would be cool to climb the podium of the Grand Tour, but the places outside the podium are no longer interesting for me. I know that I can take 6th place in the Giro or Tour de France. But in order to achieve the podium, I need to be at my peak, and I think the team must be stronger.
Now the teams that are fighting for the Grand Tours are incredibly well organized to achieve this goal. They are strong on many fronts. And, probably, at the moment in this they are a little stronger than Astana.
In the future, if I was the only one to decide, I would like to focus more on stages, mountain jersey or something similar. It might be much more interesting to go and try to win a stage than doing the same thing every day.
Bora-hansgrohe cycling team unveils uniforms for 2021
The Bora-hansgrohe cycling team has unveiled the cycling kit for 2021. The basic tones of the form have become lighter, now the base color of the top of the form is light gray. At the same time, the design retains the familiar stripes symbolizing team cohesion and courage, the values that underlie the “Band of Brothers”, as the Bora-hansgrohe team calls itself. Ralph Denk, general manager of the team: “Quality of performance is our constant priority. Sportful has been working with us for many years, striving for the perfection of the material and its aerodynamics. But at the same time, we would like to present our fans and cyclists with an eye-catching design. Therefore, we chose light gray as the main color of the form for 2021. Sportful is convinced that light gray is becoming a trend in the fashion industry. We also remain loyal to our chevron. “
Alessio Cremonese, CEO of Sportful: “We always provide our customers and professional cyclists with the best technical solutions, without forgetting about style. We have been working with the Bora-hansgrohe team for the fourth year. Our goal is to make the team visible during the performance. Our point of view coincides with the team. The new chevron design embodies the unity of values, and the new color is a sign of respect for the team’s main sponsors, inspired by their excellent quality products. We have added the shade of gray used in the bike form colors to our color palette under the name BORA – hansgrohe Gray. This shade will now only be used on products for the Bora-hansgrohe cycling team. “