Jakob Fuglsang

Jakob Fuglsang

Fuglsang at the 2015 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Jakob Diemer Fuglsang
Born (1985-03-22) 22 March 1985
Silkeborg, Denmark
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
Professional team(s)
2006–2008 Cannondale-Vredestein MTB
2006–2008 Team Designa Køkken
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

Danmark Rundt (2008, 2009, 2010)
Tour de Luxembourg (2012)
Tour of Austria (2012)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2010, 2012)
Infobox last updated on
6 August 2016

Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (born 22 March 1985) is a Danish professional racing cyclist for UCI ProTeam Astana.[2] Before turning professional for Team Saxo Bank, he was a mountain biker racing for Team Cannondale-Vredestein. He has won the U23 World Cup. He got his contract with Team Saxo Bank during the 2008 Danmark Rundt.


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 Absa 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 Denmark National Time Trial Championships which he later won it again in 2012. In 2011, he finished 4th in the Tour de Suisse and 11th in the Vuelta a España.

In 2012, Fuglsang followed the Schleck brothers to 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]

Fuglsang left RadioShack–Nissan at the end of the 2012 season, and joined Astana on a 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 Brajkovic. 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]

Career achievements

Major results

1st XC Juniors National Championship
1st XC Juniors National Championship
1st XC U-23 World Championship
1st Marathon MTB National Championship
2nd Overall Absa Cape Epic
3rd Overall GP Tell
1st Overall Absa Cape Epic
1st Overall Danmark Rundt
2nd Overall Les 3 Jours de Vaucluse
2nd Overall Ronde de l'Oise
3rd Paris-Troyes
1st Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 1
1st Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 3
2nd Giro dell'Emilia
6th Overall Volta a Catalunya
6th Overall Dauphiné Libéré
10th Overall Tour of Ireland
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Danmark Rundt
2nd Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke
2nd Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
3rd Tour de l'Eurométropole
4th Giro di Lombardia
9th GP Herning
1st Stage 3 Danmark Rundt
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
Held Red Jersey Stage 2
4th Overall Tour de Suisse
4th Amstel Gold Race
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st 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 Road Race, Olympic Games
3rd Overall Tour of Oman
3rd Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 1 (TTT)

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 12
Yellow jersey Tour 50 49 7 36 23 52
red jersey Vuelta 56 11 29

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

Other major stage races

Race 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Paris–Nice 27 93 WD   WD 5 7
Tour of the Basque Country 17 37 35   31    
Volta a Catalunya 6     WD 11 11  
Tour de Romandie       WD   7 17
Critérium du Dauphiné 6       4 10  
Tour de Suisse   3 4 25 WD    


  1. 1 2 "Jakob Fuglsang profile Astana Pro Team 2013 Le Tour de France".
  2. 1 2 "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.
  6. Stokes, Shane (8 July 2012). "Fuglsang celebrating Tour of Austria win, Colli takes emotional victory". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  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.
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