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Tour de France. Stage 3. Jakob Fuglsang takes 7th in Longwy

One of Astana Team leaders Jakob Fuglsang marked a solid result in the first uphill finish of the Tour de France 2017. Today, Fuglsang finished 7th atop the third category climb (1,6 km with 5,8%) in Longwy (France).

Jakob started the final climb among the leaders, holding a good position until the finish. Also, Fabio Aru, who turned 27 today, did a very strong race, finishing with other leaders at 17th position.

- I knew the final part of the stage, because I was here to check the route. It was crucial to stay in front on the descent before the last climb and to start it among the first as well. The team supported me really well, especially Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev. The climb was hard and fast, but I did it quite good. I can say, I felt well today, especially in the final, - said Jakob Fuglsang.

The World champion Peter Sagan won the stage ahead of Michael Matthews and Dan Martin.

Geraint Thomas still leads the general classification, while Kazakh rider of Astana Proteam Alexey Lutsenko moved up to 11th place, 37 seconds behind the leader. Also, he is 2nd in the white jersey classification.

Tomorrow, will be held the fourth stage: 207,5 km from Mondorf-les-Bains to Vittel.

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