Astana and Fuglsang adapt to early setbacks at Giro d'Italia

MATERA ITALY OCTOBER 08 Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark and Astana Pro Team during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 6 a 188km stage from Castrovillari to Matera 401m girodiitalia Giro on October 08 2020 in Matera Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Jakob Fuglsang and Astana on stage 6 of the GIro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

When Jakob Fuglsang sat down for his pre-Giro d'Italia Zoom conference last Friday, there was barely room for him to squeeze onto the couch and into the video frame alongside his Astana teammates Aleksandr Vlasov and Miguel Ángel López.

Within 48 hours, physical distancing was no longer an issue aboard the Astana team bus, as López and Vlasov were abruptly forced out of the corsa rosa on successive days.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.