Fuglsang facing lay-off
Astana Pro Team’s Jakob Fuglsang is facing a lay-off after breaking his collarbone in a crash in a criterium in his home country of Denmark.
It was his first race since the Tour de France, which he was forced to abandon due to fractures in his arm.
An Astana statement said: “Jakob Fuglsang will be transferred to Belgium in the hospital of Herentals, where tomorrow morning the rider will have a surgery, which will be done by Dr Toon Claes. Information about recovery time will appear after the surgery.”
Wellens and Dumoulin cash in
Team Sunweb’s Tom Dumoulin took the overall lead of the BinckBank Tour after finishing second to Lotto Soudal’s Tim Wellens on Stage 6.
The pair moved clear of the field in the final 25km and Wellens went on to beat Dumoulin in a sprint.
Dumoulin now leads Wellens by four seconds overall with one stage remaining.
He said: “I had the choice out there - not riding, or giving it everything and hoping Tim didn’t drop me, and luckily I could just hang on at the end. We have to play it well tactically and defend tomorrow, and hope that four seconds is enough. It will be a battle.”
Juul-Jensen signs new deal
Chris Juul-Jensen has agreed a two-year contract extension with ORICA-SCOTT.
The Danish all-rounder will now stay with the Australian team until the end of 2019.
He said: “After only a year and a half as part of the set up I already feel integrated and so well accepted by my teammates and staff that there was absolutely no doubt when it came down to making a decision.”