Jakob Fuglsang switched to Israel-Premier Tech after nine years in Astana. There he will have to deal with sporting director Nikki Sorensen, with whom he rode in 2010 at Saxo Bank. His countryman remains confident Fuglsang can deliver results, even though he’s been a bit shorter year. Although that has its reasons, according to Sorensen.
With the 36-year-old Fuglsang still winning the Tour of Lombardy in 2020, things didn’t go smoothly in 2021. His best result was third in the Tour de Suisse, but that’s it. According to Sorensen, this was partly due to vaccinations, which did not do well with the Danes. He suffered a lot from vaccinations. I don’t know if he had Covid, but he had a hard time during his vaccinations. I don’t think it should be underestimated. This was one of the reasons.
At Israel-Premier Tech, Sørensen and Fuglsang are reunited years later, as Sørensen believes they can learn something from each other. “I’m sure I can help him in some areas and I’m sure I can learn from him. We need to make sure we put some goals together and build on the things that worked. Maybe we should try to fix some things that didn’t go well in training and the match.” Feltet.dk.
Fuglsang’s goals for next season were recently announced. He wants to get in shape later in the spring via Strade Bianche and Tirreno-Adriatico on the Tour of Flanders and the Ardennes Classics. Then, he will undoubtedly want to show off the beautiful things while starting the Tour de France in his country.
“He has come to a better understanding of what it takes to do this on a professional level”
Sporting director Sørensen is confident in any case that his former teammate will be fine. “He’s getting more and more serious. He’s getting a better understanding of what it takes to do it on a professional level. For example, we made an appointment with our dietitian today and he obviously has a lot of knowledge in the field. He’s in control of what happens before the race. During and after.There has been a massive development there since my time.Fuglsang will start the season in the Tour de Valancia on February 2, before starting on February 16 at the Ruta del Sol, where he is still winning in 2020.
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