Beaten. And again, and again.
It is the 'harsh reality' of Jakob Fuglsang and Mads Pedersen, both of which would see them beaten by Julian Alaphilippe in the crowning of this year's champion, the prestigious Vélo d'or.
Both the danes were a part of the nominees for the award, which ended up going for the 27-year-old frenchman from Deceuninck-Quick Step.
Alaphilippe has, among others, distinguished themselves by running 14 days in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, and he has won 12 victories in the season. Many of them for the nose of the Danish Jakob Fuglsang, as he developed a sort of rivalry with the first of the year.
In forået competed the two namely, on the victory in the several classics. Alaphilippe won the for example, the Flèche Wallone and the Strade Bianche ahead of Jakob Fuglsang, who managed to take revenge and win the Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Jacob Fuglsang, who among other things won the Critérium du Dauphiné, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and a stage in the Vuelta a España has according to him had his career best season.
He ended up in sixth place for names such as Egan Bernal, Primoz Roglic, Mathieu van der Poel and the only one nominated woman Annemiek van Vleuten.
The only 23-year-old Mads Pedersen was obviously nominated for the distinguished cykelpris due to his recent WORLD cup title, even though he, by his own admission had had a bad season until then.
Vélo d'or awarded by Vélo Magazine annually and is based on votes from journaister the world over.
In 2018 was Michael Valgren in the game for the title, which was ultimately won by Alejandro Valverde.
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