Jakob Fuglsang third in Switzerland: “As one of the few who really tried something”
Sunday 19 June 2022 at 19:56
Jakob Fuglsang wore the leader’s jersey in the Tour de Suisse for several days, but he started the final time trial as number three. In the end, he remained in that place in the general classification. “In general, I am satisfied with my day and, ultimately, with my Tour of Switzerland,” the Israel-Premier Tech rider said on the team site.
“I tried it in many stages compared to other guys,” Fuglsang continues. “I may have been one of the few who actually tried something. We probably had one of the strongest teams to make it to the race and I think we rode really well with the team we had. I gave everything I had.”
“It’s easy to talk afterwards”
In the last time trial, Fugslang finished ninth almost a minute behind Geraint Thomas, who overtook Sergio Higuita and became the overall winner. “Looking back, it might have been smart to give Thomas the leader’s jersey so that his team should have controlled the race. But it’s always easy to talk afterwards. I have no regrets. I knew it would be difficult to beat Thomas in this time trial.”
“I gave everything this week. It wasn’t enough in the end. I’m not taking the jersey home, so I’ll be back next year to go for the win again.”