Two more seasons for Jakob Fuglsang (32) (2018 and 2019) in Astana Proteam. The corresponding agreement between the rider and the team was signed recently.
– Of course, I am happy to extend the contract with Astana Team. I’ve spent already five years here and it has been some really good years. I had the possibility to develop with Astana and hope to continue to do it in the future. After five years I feel here like in a family. I feel really good in the team, so in the end it was not difficult at all to decide to remain here for a few seasons more, – said Jakob Fuglsang.
Indeed, this is the fifth season of Jakob (32) together with Astana Proteam and this year became a turning point for the rider after his solid victory in the final classification of the Critérium du Dauphiné with two more stage wins.
– Jakob is one of key riders in Astana Proteam. In five years, he proved himself as a strong Grand Tour rider. He was the one, who could support the leader in the crucial moments of the race, and now he is showing his qualities as a team’s leader too. His Critérium du Dauphiné win brought a lot of motivation to the team and after it we start the Tour de France with ambitions and hopes. I am really happy to have Jakob in Astana Proteam for the next two years, – said Astana general manager Alexandr Vinokurov.
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