Fabio Jakobsen strikes again in Lagos

Fabio Jakobsen strikes again in Lagos

Wednesday 19 February 2020 - 18:36

Just like last year, the Dutchman stormed to victory on the opening day of the Volta ao Algarve.

Sporting the beautiful Dutch Champion jersey he conquered in the summer of 2019, Fabio Jakobsen made it two victories this season after a dominant sprint at the Volta ao Algarve, which took the peloton from Portimão to Lagos, over 195.6 kilometers.

Three men animated the stage from the breakaway, but with the peloton at all times on their heels, it was only a question of when, not if, they’ll get caught. This happened, thanks in part to a superb effort of Tim Declercq, with over 30 kilometers to go, but that sparked several attacks from riders keen on derailing the sprinters’ plans. This raised the tension, but Remco Evenepoel dully jumped on their wheel and shut down that move, before chasing another small group together with Iljo Keisse and reeling it in on a small bump with 15 kilometers remaining.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step again controlled the final part of the stage, and Florian Sénéchal – who started his season here – made sure of bringing Fabio Jakobsen in a perfect position as they rounded the final corner. Showing maturity beyond his young age, the 23-year-old patiently waited to pounce and delivered a world-class sprint inside the last 150 meters to see off the challenge of Elia Viviani (Cofidis) and Matteo Trentin (CCC Team).

Victorious by more than a bike length, Fabio savoured his second win in as many years at the Volta ao Algarve – which made him just the second Dutch rider in history with multiple stage victories at the Portuguese race – and our team’s ninth success of the season.

“I really like the finish here in Lagos, it’s a straight line and you have enough space, so if you’ve got the legs, you can nab the win. I had them today, but most importantly, I had an amazing team around me, who controlled all the attacks on that short and steep climb and helped me hang in there, before putting me in position with the line in sight. I’m very happy, we couldn’t have had a better start to the race”, said Jakobsen, who now leads the overall and points classifications at the 46th edition of the race.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:55:37
2 Elia Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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3 Matteo Trentin
CCC Team
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4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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5 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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6 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
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7 Roger Kluge
Lotto Soudal
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8 Davide Cimolai
Israel Start-Up Nation
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9 Daniel Hoelgaard
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
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10 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
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42 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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44 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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107 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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113 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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125 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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166 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:55:37
2 Elia Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
,,
3 Matteo Trentin
CCC Team
,,
4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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5 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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6 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
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7 Roger Kluge
Lotto Soudal
,,
8 Davide Cimolai
Israel Start-Up Nation
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9 Daniel Hoelgaard
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
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10 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
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42 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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44 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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99 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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112 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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118 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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168 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
2 Elia Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
20 pt
3 Matteo Trentin
CCC Team
16 pt
4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
13 pt
5 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
10 pt
6 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
8 pt
7 Pedro Paulinho
Efapel
6 pt
8 Roger Kluge
Lotto Soudal
6 pt
9 Davide Cimolai
Israel Start-Up Nation
4 pt
10 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
14 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Juan Fernando Calle Hurtado
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
4:55:37
2 Simon Guglielmi
Groupama - FDJ
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3 Andreas Leknessund
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
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4 Torjus Sleen
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
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5 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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6 Tiago Antunes
Efapel
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7 Alexys Brunel
Groupama - FDJ
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8 Ilan Van Wilder
Team Sunweb
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9 Brent Van Moer
Lotto Soudal
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10 Mikkel Bjerg
UAE-Team Emirates
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13 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Diego Lopez Fuentes
Fundación - Orbea
6 pt
2 Alvaro Trueba
Atum general / Tavira / Maria Nova Hotel
6 pt
3 Pedro Paulinho
Efapel
3 pt
1 Israel Start-Up Nation 14:46:51
2 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA ,,
3 BORA - hansgrohe ,,
4 Team Sunweb ,,
5 Uno-X Norwegian Development Team ,,
6 CCC Team ,,
7 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
8 Deceuninck - Quick Step ,,
9 Trek - Segafredo ,,
10 Lotto Soudal ,,

Top results

1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:55:37
2 Elia Viviani
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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3 Matteo Trentin
CCC Team
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See all race results

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