Jakob Fuglsang feeling better than feared after heavy crash on Tour de France opening stage

The Dane says he believes he can ride himself back to 100 per cent condition ahead of the mountains

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It was a rough start with a crash on stage one, but Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) says he feels better in the 2019 Tour de France.

In the 27.6km team time trial, Astana lost only 41 seconds to Jumbo-Visma with Steven Kruijswijk today and 21 to Ineos with Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.