Jakobsen bags in first podium of the season

Jakobsen bags in first podium of the season

Wednesday 05 February 2020 - 16:55

The Dutch Champion finished a close second on the inaugural stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.

Created in 1929, when Spain’s Santiago Cardona surged to overall victory, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana rolled out Wednesday with a 180km-long stage between Castellon and Vila-Real, one of the towns which have featured on the race also at the inaugural edition. It was a quiet and uneventful day up until the last kilometers, when lead-out trains began jostling for position at the front, on the technical run-in to the finish, which included several roundabouts.

First race of the season on European soil for Deceuninck – Quick-Step had our team in the spotlight from the very outset, Tim Declercq and Stijn Steels puting in an outstanding amount of work behind the four riders who animated the stage, keeping the gap in check and bringing them back with ten kilometers to go. Rémi Cavagna and Yves Lampaert then stepped in, controlling the finale, before Davide Ballerini decided to wound up the speed for Fabio Jakobsen on the finishing straight.

Launched by the Italian at 200 meters to go, the 23-year-old Dutch Champion delivered a strong sprint in his first outing of the season, being just pipped on the line by countryman Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) and narrowly missing out on what would have been his 15th pro win. Despite this, Fabio still took to the podium, where he donned the best young rider’s jersey, which he’ll display on stage 2, when a shake-up of the general classification is expected.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos / Getty Images

Race details

1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:07:40
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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4 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
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5 Juan José Lobato del Valle
Fundación - Orbea
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6 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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7 John Degenkolb
Lotto Soudal
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8 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
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9 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain - McLaren
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10 Lawrence Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
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15 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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46 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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48 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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57 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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82 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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127 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:07:40
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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4 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
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5 Juan José Lobato del Valle
Fundación - Orbea
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6 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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7 John Degenkolb
Lotto Soudal
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8 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
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9 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain - McLaren
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10 Lawrence Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
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15 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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46 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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48 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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57 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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82 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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127 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
25 pt
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
16 pt
4 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
14 pt
5 Juan José Lobato del Valle
Fundación - Orbea
12 pt
6 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
10 pt
7 John Degenkolb
Lotto Soudal
9 pt
8 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
8 pt
9 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain - McLaren
7 pt
10 Lawrence Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
6 pt
17 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:07:40
2 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain - McLaren
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3 Jaume Sureda Morey
Burgos-BH
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4 Alejandro Ropero
Kometa Xstra Cycling Team
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5 Robert Stannard
Mitchelton-Scott
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6 Florian Maitre
Team Total Direct Energie
0:03
7 Vincenzo Albanese
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
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8 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
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9 Márton Dina
Kometa Xstra Cycling Team
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10 Manuel Peñalver Aniorte
Burgos-BH
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12 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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21 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Cédric Beullens
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
3 pt
2 Diego Pablo Sevilla López
Kometa Xstra Cycling Team
2 pt
3 Cristian Scaroni
Gazprom - RusVelo
1 pt
1 Bahrain - McLaren 12:23:03
2 Mitchelton-Scott ,,
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step ,,
4 Team INEOS ,,
5 UAE-Team Emirates 0:03
6 CCC Team ,,
7 Israel Start-Up Nation ,,
8 Team Jumbo-Visma ,,
9 Fundación - Orbea ,,
10 Lotto Soudal ,,

Top results

1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:07:40
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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