Fuglsang answers his accusers with his legs in Ruta del Sol

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After his early season was tainted by unactionable rumours of meetings with banned doping doctor Michele Ferrari, Jakob Fuglsang answered his anonymous accusers with his legs at the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol on Wednesday, putting in a stinging surge to trounce Bahrain McLaren's Mikel Landa in a two-man uphill sprint.

The Danish rider bridged across to Landa on the category 1 Puerto de las Palomas, which topped out with 7km to go and the pair built a lead of nearly a minute that was halved by third-placed Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McLaren) on the line. Fuglsang was awarded a six-second gap to Landa to take the first leader's jersey of the race.

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