Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Stage 5) Paterna - Valencia

ES Spain, Sunday 09 February 2020
98 km

Jakobsen opens 2020 account in Spain

Jakobsen opens 2020 account in Spain

Fabio Jakobsen benefited from a masterful lead-out of his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates and earned a well-deserved victory after two frustrating second places on the previous bunch sprints of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. For the 23-year-old, who kicked off his third pro season this week, it was victory number 15 since joining the Wolfpack and continued his love affair with Spain, where last season he clocked up his first ever Grand Tour stages.

“Today was a short but fast stage, and in the end the speed was so high, despite the technical final which included that roundabout and some tricky corners, that positioning was paramount. The team worked hard again today and put me in a perfect position and I’m so happy that I could win for them and myself”, said Fabio before taking to the podium to collect his trophy.

Having chased and reabsorbed the four men that formed Sunday’s breakaway with the likes of Tim Declercq and James Knox, Deceuninck – Quick-Step remained in charge of the bunch as the flamme rouge came in sight and made sure of bringing Fabio Jakobsen in a prime position. From there, the Dutch Champion – perfectly launched by Davide Ballerini – nudged past all his opponents in an incredible rush towards the line and topped countryman Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) and John Degenkolb (Lotto-Soudal), delivering the squad’s seventh victory of the season.

“We came to this race to win a stage and we are glad we have succeeded here in Valencia. The condition is good and so was the team, who worked hard for me on the three days that came down to a bunch sprint. I am very proud of these guys and very happy to be in this team. This win is an important confidence-boost and we want to continue like this”, concluded Fabio, whose next appointment will be the Volta ao Algarve (19-23 February).

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos / Getty Images

Race details

1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:04:32
2 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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3 John Degenkolb
Lotto Soudal
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4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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5 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain - McLaren
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6 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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7 Jaume Sureda Morey
Burgos-BH
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8 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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9 Enrique Sanz Unzué
Equipo Kern Pharma
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10 Matteo Trentin
CCC Team
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49 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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93 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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104 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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106 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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127 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:13
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
18:43:00
2 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
0:06
3 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
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4 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:13
5 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - McLaren
0:23
6 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
0:25
7 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
0:32
8 Rubén Fernández Andújar
Fundación - Orbea
0:49
9 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Astana Pro Team
1:11
10 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
1:14
13 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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45 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:41
50 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:09
51 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:39
68 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:50
75 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:35
79 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:48
1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
70 pt
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
65 pt
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
50 pt
4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
36 pt
5 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
32 pt
6 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
28 pt
7 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
28 pt
8 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - McLaren
26 pt
9 John Degenkolb
Lotto Soudal
25 pt
10 Davide Cimolai
Israel Start-Up Nation
24 pt
25 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
33 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
38 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
47 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
18:43:00
2 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
0:06
3 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Astana Pro Team
1:11
4 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:22
5 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
2:58
6 Márton Dina
Kometa Xstra Cycling Team
3:27
7 Jon Agirre
Equipo Kern Pharma
5:40
8 Joan Bou Company
Fundación - Orbea
5:57
9 Dmitry Strakhov
Gazprom - RusVelo
6:47
10 Luca Covili
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
7:25
12 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:41
26 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:35
1 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
24 pt
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
13 pt
3 Álvaro Cuadros Morata
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
12 pt
4 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - McLaren
10 pt
5 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
8 pt
6 Ivan Moreno
Equipo Kern Pharma
6 pt
7 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
6 pt
8 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
6 pt
9 Alessandro De Marchi
CCC Team
6 pt
10 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
16 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Bahrain - McLaren 56:11:12
2 CCC Team 3:31
3 Team INEOS 3:37
4 Astana Pro Team 4:24
5 Fundación - Orbea 4:52
6 UAE-Team Emirates 6:04
7 Movistar Team 6:39
8 Lotto Soudal 8:18
9 Burgos-BH 13:44
10 AG2R La Mondiale 14:10

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