Fuglsang ends season after Benelux Tour crash

NMES FRANCE JULY 08 Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark and Team Astana Premier Tech during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 12 a 1594km stage from SaintPaulTroisChateaux to Nimes LeTour TDF2021 on July 08 2021 in Nmes France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Jakob Fuglsang (Astana-Premier Tech) during the Tour de France (Image credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Jakob Fuglsang's 2021 season is over following a crash during the opening stage of the Benelux Tour. The Dane suffered a fractured shoulder blade and collarbone during the stage from Surhuisterveen to Dokkum and won't race again this year.

Fuglsang, who is in the final season of his current contract with Astana-Premier Tech, confirmed the news in an interview with Danish broadcaster TV2 on Tuesday. He now faces surgery on his fractures.

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