Charmig aiming to follow in the footsteps of Fuglsang

Anthon Charmig
Anthon Charmig at the Tour of Turkey (Image credit: Jean-Francois Quenet)

Once compared to Alberto Contador by his then team manager Bjarne Riis, Danish talent Anthon Charmig, now with Uno-X, might have launched his career as a GC rider at the Tour of Turkey where he came close to winning the queen stage. Alone in the lead in the last 1.5km, he got caught only 300 metres before the summit of Gögübeli.

"I made a bit of an inexperienced move just to go all out," the 23-year-old told Cyclingnews at the start of stage 6 in Fethiye. "I learnt my lesson. Next time I'll be a bit smarter. I knew about the headwind and the gradients but it surprised me a bit. I went a bit too deep on my attack. There was nothing left at the end. I became too enthusiastic because I felt really good. It was my first real climbing stage. I saw a few Astana and other WorldTour riders dropping off.

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