Fuglsang: I hope this Giro d'Italia is the Grand Tour that will live up to my expectations

PALERMO ITALY OCTOBER 01 Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark and Astana Pro Team Trofeo Senza Fine Trophy during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Team Presentation in Archaeological Park of Segesta in Palermo City Temple of Segesta girodiitalia Giro on October 01 2020 in Palermo Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) at the Giro d'Italia team presentation on Thursday (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Jakob Fuglsang's current form places him among the top tier of contenders for overall victory at the Giro d'Italia, but his track record in three-week races serves as a weighty caveat. In fourteen Grand Tour appearances, the Dane has placed in the top 10 just once, when he took seventh overall at the 2013 Tour de France.

It is true, of course, that Fuglsang has regularly been pressed into the service of others during his career. In his lone previous Giro outing in 2016, for instance, he placed 12th overall while helping Vincenzo Nibali to overall victory.

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