Fuglsang draws career-best spring to a close at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

So far this season, Fuglsang has won the Ruta del Sol, finished on the podium of every one-day race that he's completed and taken third overall – plus a stage win – at Tirreno-Adriatico.

This year, Liège-Bastogne-Liège looks quite different to what Fuglsang will be used to, with a new finish likely to open up the race to a broader spectrum of riders.

The mid-section of the race is tougher with the addition of the Côtes de Wanne, Stockeu and Haute-Levée making a return, but the final 10 kilometres feature a fast, sweeping downhill section before a flat run to the line.

"With the condition that I have and the qualities that I have as a rider, I would have preferred the old finish but it is how it is and there's nothing I can change," said Fuglsang.

"I know that if I'm with Alaphilippe or Yates or in a smaller group with 10 kilometres to go, then it is going to be very difficult to do something about it and to win the race.

Given his strong spring – results-wise, the best of his career – Fuglsang accepts that he will be a watched man, but he says that he and his rivals will have to be careful not to get too wrapped up in what others are doing if they have any hope of winning.

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