Jakob Fuglsang breaks collarbone and Tom Dumoulin takes BinckBank Tour lead - Saturday news round-up
By Velon Media Team , 12 Aug 2017
Jakob Fuglsang has had an injury-plagued summer (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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.”

Read the full story on Astana Pro Team website

Tim Wellens out-sprinted Tom Dumoulin (MVH/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

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.”

Read the full story on the Team Sunweb website

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Chris Juul-Jensen joined ORICA-SCOTT in 2016 (Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

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.”

Read the full story on the ORICA-SCOTT website

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