Fuglsang is the big revelation of the Ventoux

A lesser known rider pedalled fluidly and aggressively alongside Dutchman Robert Gesink from Rabobank during the critical, difficult sector of the climb of the Mont Ventoux on Thursday. Who was the rider clad in the black and white of Saxo Bank who put on such a spectacle? It was the classy former mountain bike champion Jakob Fuglsang, who went on to finish fifth at the top of the Giant of Provence. The 24-year-old moved up to 10th in the general classification with the performance.

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