Fuglsang closes in on top 10

Astana captain Jakob Fulgsang finished a close second in Sunday’s ninth Tour de France stage. Despite a lacklustre performance on the tour’s first mountain stage the previous day and the loss of key lieutenants, Fuglsang was in 17th place at the start of Sunday’s stage. With the strong ride yesterday, he is now 12 place overall, and within just 17 seconds of the top 10.