Jakob Fuglsang is a danish professional cyclist racing for the Astana Pro Team.
Jakob was born the 22 March 1985 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Jakob started cycling when he was around 12 years old when he also joined his first Mountainbike Club.
In 1998 he did his first mountain bike race as he got more an more serious about racing his mountain bike.
He got selected for the national team in 2002 as a first year junior. The following year he came 2nd at the Europeans and got his first international medal.
The following years he participated regularly at international races, European championships and World Championships.
In 2007 he won the U23 World championship and put on the rainbow jersey which was a very big achievement for him and a dream that came true.
In 2008 he won the Overall of Tour of Denmark which was a first big victory on the road. The same year he participated as a first time on the Olympics still riding his mountain bike.
Shortly after, in 2009, he turned professional on the road with the professional team Saxo Bank. He started as an all-round talent and did many results at young age, such as the
overall victory of Tour of Slovenia and Tour of Denmark, and Top 10 classifications in Vuelta a Catalunya and Dauphiné Libéré.
2010 continued successful with a 3rd place Overall at Tour de Suisse, a victory at the Danish TT Nationals and a Overall victory at Tour of Denmark.
Jakob was an important helper for the Schleck brother in the Grand tours.
In 2011 he joined the Leopard Trek team and in the same year he finished in the top 10 at the Wolrd championships among other victories and top 10 classifications.
The following year, in 2012, he joined the Radio Shack Nissan Trek Team where he won 1 stage and the overall of Tour of Austria same as the overall of Tour of Luxembourg. He also completed
his 2nd Olympics where he finished 12th.
In 2013 he joined the Astana Pro Team where he is still riding today. At the 100th edition of Tour de France, Jakob was for the first time Team captain in the Tour de France and
finished 7th in General classement.
In 2014 he did several races as a Team captain with many great results, often finishing important World tour races in the top 5 or top 10 such as Paris Nice, Tour de Romandie and Dauphiné
Libéré, and he completed his 5th Tour de France helping Vincenzo Nibali to the Overall victory.
2015 was followed by many top 10 classifications but also lots of bad luck because of crashes which took Jakob many chances for victories.
2016 Jakob started his season with a podium spot in Tour of Oman where he finished 3rd Overall.
On the Olympic games in Rio 2016, Jakob achieved his biggest success by taking the Olympic Silver Medal.
At the Critérium du Dauphiné 2017, Jakob wins stage 6 and an impressive stage 8 and takes the yellow jersey on the last stage, winning the overall classification of the Critérium du Dauphiné
By now his strength is climbing and riding for Overall Classifications, anyway Jakob is also very strong technically and able to do results on one day races as well.
Jakob is a well known rider in the peloton, always striving for the best possible results, always at the front, always motivated and always fighting.
He is a precious rider for the Astana Pro Team and motivated for many more victories to come.
His biggest dreams are winning a Grand Tour and the Road World Championships or Olympic gold medal which he will keep fighting for.
6th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st - stage 6 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st - stage 8 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st - Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
3rd Overall Tour of Oman
11th Strade Bianche
3rd Overall Giro del Trentino
Olympic silver medal at Olympic Games in Rio 2016
7th Tour of Oman
7th Paris Nice
8th Flèche Wallone
9th Liége - Bastogne - Liège
5th Overall Paris Nice
7th Tour of Romandie
10th Dauphiné Libéré
2nd stage 5 Tour de France
7th Overall Tour de France - 2nd at stage 9
6th Tour of Andalousia
8th Tour of Murcia
4th Dauphiné Libéré - 2nd at stage 7
4th Trofeo Deia
1st Overall Tour of Luxembourg
1st Danish TT Nationals
1st Overall Tour of Austria - 1st at stage 4
12th Olympics London
6th Overall Tour of Colorado
3rd stage 3 Critérium International
4th Amstel Goldrace
4th Overall Tour de Suisse - 3rd at stage 3
2nd Danish Nationals
1st stage 3 Tour of Denmark
10th World Championships TT
3rd Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Danish Nationals TT
1st Overall Tour of Denmark
3rd Overall Franco-Belge
2nd Memorial VDB
2nd GP Beghelli
4th Giro dell Lombardia
6th Overall Vuelta a Catalunya
6st Overall Dauphiné Libéré - 5th at stage 5 and stage 7