Vuelta a España: Jakobsen back on the podium at a Grand Tour

Vuelta a España: Jakobsen back on the podium at a Grand Tour

Sunday 15 August 2021 - 18:55
Vuelta a España: Jakobsen back on the podium at a Grand Tour

Vuelta a España: Jakobsen back on the podium at a Grand Tour

Sunday 15 August 2021 - 18:55

Our rider came close to taking his third victory at the Spanish race in what was a chaotic finale.

Fabio Jakobsen has returned to a Grand Tour for the first time in two years and as soon as he had the opportunity, he showed he means business. The 24-year-old, a winner of two stages last month at the Tour de Wallonie, was one of the main protagonists of the flat and hot stage 2 that took the bunch from Caleruega to Burgos, which for the second day running hosted a finish.

After Deceuninck – Quick-Step made sure of sweeping the remnants of the breakaway inside 20 kilometers to go, Bert Van Lerberghe moved up and launched Jakobsen for the intermediate sprint in Tardajos, which the Dutchman won easily, racking up 20 points in the green jersey classification. The Wolfpack kept the speed high and remained at the front of the peloton as they approached Burgos, where with just four kilometers to go a crash happened. Fortunately, our riders avoided it and could set up our sprinter for the first mass gallop of the race.

On the finishing straight, Fabio was in a good position, but just a couple of seconds later found himself boxed in and had to find another line. Even in these conditions, he still produced a powerful sprint, overtaking all the riders in front, bar Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix), on his way to a close second – his fifth podium in a Grand Tour stage.

“I am disappointed. The sprint wasn’t perfect, because I had to do a lot of effort to pass the guy in front of me with 200 meters to go and for a split second there I lost some speed. But I can’t complain, to be in the top 3 here is still a good result which makes me confident that a win is possible in the next days”, said Fabio at the end of the stage which saw his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammate Andrea Bagioli retain the white jersey.

 

Photo credit: ©Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images

Race details

1 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
3:58:57
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
3 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
0:00
4 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
5 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
0:00
6 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:00
7 Martin Laas
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
8 Riccardo Minali
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:00
9 Florian Vermeersch
Lotto Soudal
0:00
10 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:00
36 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
39 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
58 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
63 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
66 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
124 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:50
127 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:00
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:07:29
2 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
0:04
3 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
0:10
4 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
5 Dylan van Baarle
INEOS Grenadiers
0:11
6 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
7 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:14
8 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
0:15
9 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:15
10 Chad Haga
Team DSM
0:17
24 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:25
33 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:28
48 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:45
50 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:45
108 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:36
118 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:40
1 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
50 pt
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
50 pt
3 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
50 pt
4 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
27 pt
5 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
20 pt
6 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
18 pt
7 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
8 Jan Tratnik
Bahrain - Victorious
15 pt
9 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
14 pt
10 Omar Fraile Matarranz
Astana - Premier Tech
13 pt
13 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
17 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
1 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
3 pt
2 Sep Vanmarcke
Israel Start-Up Nation
2 pt
3 Rui Oliveira
UAE-Team Emirates
1 pt
1 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:07:41
2 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:02
3 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
0:08
4 Gino Mäder
Bahrain - Victorious
0:11
5 Florian Vermeersch
Lotto Soudal
0:13
6 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:15
7 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
8 Tobias Bayer
Alpecin-Fenix
0:21
9 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
0:26
10 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:33
1 Team Jumbo-Visma 12:23:04
2 Astana - Premier Tech 0:06
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:10
4 Bahrain - Victorious 0:13
5 INEOS Grenadiers 0:16
6 Team DSM 0:20
7 UAE-Team Emirates 0:22
8 Movistar Team 0:26
9 BORA - hansgrohe 0:41
10 Team BikeExchange 0:45

Top results

1 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
3:58:57
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
3 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
0:00
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