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Video: Fuglsang predicts battle with Sky for Tour de France crown

By:
Cycling News
Published:
February 17, 2014, 10:17 GMT,
Updated:
February 18, 2014, 14:07 GMT
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Monday, February 17, 2014
Race:
Tour de France
Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

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Although he led Astana to a top ten place in last year’s Tour de France Jakob Fuglsang says he is fully behind Vincenzo Nibali’s challenge for overall honours in this year’s race.

The Italian won a superb Giro d’Italia in 2013 and returns to the Tour after a year-long absence. His last result in the Tour came in 2012, when he finished a distant third behind Team Sky’s duo of Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome.

This season Fuglsang will target more individual stages, rather than three-week Tours, but he is likely to be one of Nibali’s most important riders in the mountains should the Italian go toe-to-toe with the Tour’s defending champion Chris Froome.

In this exclusive video for Cyclingnews Fuglsang outlines his aims for the season and his predictions for the Tour.

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