Fuglsang: "We’re good friends with Julian and I respect him"

April 24 th 2019 - 17:40

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), 2nd of La Flèche Wallonne 2019: “Should you congratulate me? Yes, I think (he laughs). I’m moving one step closer to the top spot of the podium. Sunday I was disappointed with the way we finished the race, throwing away the sprint for the victory, but today we gave all we had to the line. When Julian passed me, I managed to get back but I couldn’t go past him. We gave it a nice fight. Normally I would say this race doesn’t fit me so I’m happy to finish on the podium and show I have a very good shape at the moment. I look forward to Sunday. I hope not (to wake up and see Julian Alaphilippe)! That would be a real nightmare (he laughs). We’re good friends and I respect him for the rider he is. At the end of the day, my specialty is more stage races and that’s where he might have more weaknesses but he is more explosive, which suits him in these races.”

La Flèche Wallonne 2019 - 24/04/2019 - Ans / Huy (195km) - Belgique - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (DECEUNINCK - QUICK STEP) Vainquer de La Flèche Wallonne
La Flèche Wallonne 2019 - 24/04/2019 - Ans / Huy (195km) - Belgique - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (DECEUNINCK - QUICK STEP) Vainquer de La Flèche Wallonne © ASO/Gautier DEMOUVEAUX

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