Fuglsang seek third victory in the Vuelta a Andaluca escorted by Ion Izagirre and Luis Len Snchez

EFE · Road Competition · 10/01/2021

Danish cyclist Jakob Fuglsang will try to get his third consecutive victory in the Vuelta a Andaluca-Ruta del Sol and, once again, be the leader of the Astana sports group in the test that will be held between February 17 and 21, where to be escorted by the Spaniards Luis Lem Snchez and Ion Izagirre.

The Astana team was born in 2007, making it their thirteenth season as a professional team sponsored by the Kazakh government, with a total of 278 victories, 15 of them last season, the organization announced in a statement.

Jakob Fuglsang, at 35, has dominated the last two editions with authority and in 2020, he even won two stages with finals in Grazalema (Cdiz) and Beda (Jan).

He also got victory in The Lombarda and in 2019 seasons, in addition to winning the Andalusian round, he achieved important triumphs, such as a stage in the Tyrrhenian-Adriatic, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the general classification in the Critrium of the Dauphine and two stages in the Return to Spain, one time the team and another form with the end in La Cubilla.

It also has important triumphs in previous years, such as the queen stage of the Criterium del Dauphine, which ended at La Motte Servolex, beating Richie Porte, Chris Froome, Fabio Aru, Alejandro Valverde.

He is the current Olympic road runner-up in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games and has credited nine Tour de France, two Giro d’Italia and four Vueltas a Espaa.

In the Ruta del Sol, have the support of Luis Len Sánchez, who in August was proclaimed champion of Spain on the road in January, and who in his nineteenth campaign as a professional has four victories in the Tour de France, in addition to the general in the Challenge of Mallorca, Tour of the Mediterranean, Paris-Nice, Tour Down Under and Vuelta a Gabn and twice the Classic of San Sebastián.

Ion Izagirre, a 30-year-old runner from Gipuzkoa, will begin his twelfth season as a professional and his most outstanding triumphs are a stage in the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espaa, as well as stages in Paris-Nice, the Tour of the Basque Country, Valencian Community, Tour of Romanda and Tour of Switzerland.

The other riders who will compete will be the Spaniard Lex Aramburu, the Colombians Harold Alfonso Tejada and Rodrigo Contreras and the Italian Fabio Felline.

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