La Vuelta ciclista a España

Stage 4) El Burgo de Osma - Molina de Aragón

ES Spain Tuesday 17 August 2021 163.6 km

Jakobsen completes comeback with La Vuelta victory

Jakobsen completes comeback with La Vuelta victory

Fabio Jakobsen took a memorable success at the season’s final Grand Tour, after a superb sprint in the final 300 meters of the 163.9km stage 4, confirming he is again one of the fastest men in the sport. Already victorious this season at the Tour de Wallonie, the 24-year-old showed great instinct and a huge turn of speed as he surfed the wheels in the final kilometer before unleashing a devastating sprint and blasting past all his opponents.

“This is a dream! I want to thank my family and the team, my second family, because they are the reason I am here. It’s the most beautiful victory of my career and I can’t thank everybody enough for what they did for me. It’s been a long road since last year, and to be here, a Grand Tour stage winner again, makes me incredibly happy”, an emotional Fabio said after his third success of the season.

Running over a mainly flat route, Tuesday’s stage was easily controlled by the teams who wanted to see it come down to a bunch sprint in Molina de Aragon, which was hosting its first La Vuelta finish. Once the breakaway got reeled in, Deceuninck – Quick-Step remained at the front of the bunch, making sure Jakobsen was in a good position for the uphill kick to the line, where a 3% average gradient spiced up things a bit.

But Fabio timed it perfectly and took a convincing victory – our team’s 48th of the season – that netted him also the green jersey, for the first time in his career: “The finale was hectic, as it always happens when you have a bunch sprint. Luckily, I had both Styby and Bert with me, and after the latter took me to the front I opened my sprint and I guess I just had a bit more in the legs. I feel that after this win my comeback is complete and the circle is now closed after everything that happened last year. I feel great, I am at a good level and I’m happy to be here with the team and have the green jersey, which I will try to keep for as long as possible.”

 

Photo credit: ©Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images

Race details

1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:43:07
2 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
3 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
0:00
4 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
0:00
5 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
0:00
6 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:00
7 Jordi Meeus
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
8 Matteo Trentin
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
9 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
10 Riccardo Minali
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:00
59 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
62 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
71 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
90 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
102 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
164 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
182 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:20
1 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
13:08:51
2 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
0:25
3 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:30
4 Lilian Calmejane
AG2R Citroën Team
0:35
5 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
0:45
6 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Movistar Team
0:51
7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
0:57
8 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
0:57
9 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:57
10 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
1:09
51 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:37
59 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:48
63 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:12
104 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:18
112 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:29
159 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20:45
162 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:05
163 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:10
1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
100 pt
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
68 pt
3 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
50 pt
4 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
43 pt
5 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
33 pt
6 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
33 pt
7 Lilian Calmejane
AG2R Citroën Team
30 pt
8 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
29 pt
9 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
23 pt
10 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
21 pt
23 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
24 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
30 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
37 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
1 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
10 pt
2 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
7 pt
3 Joe Dombrowski
UAE-Team Emirates
6 pt
4 Tobias Bayer
Alpecin-Fenix
5 pt
5 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
3 pt
6 Lilian Calmejane
AG2R Citroën Team
3 pt
7 Antonio Jesús Soto Guirao
Euskaltel - Euskadi
3 pt
8 Sep Vanmarcke
Israel Start-Up Nation
2 pt
9 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
1 pt
10 Rui Oliveira
UAE-Team Emirates
1 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
13:09:48
2 Gino Mäder
Bahrain - Victorious
0:13
3 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:16
4 Rémy Rochas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:54
5 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
0:59
6 Simon Carr
EF Education - Nippo
1:02
7 Tobias Bayer
Alpecin-Fenix
1:12
8 Mark Padun
Bahrain - Victorious
1:13
9 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
1:41
10 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
1:44
14 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:51
16 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:15
45 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20:13
1 UAE-Team Emirates 39:28:41
2 Movistar Team 0:22
3 Bahrain - Victorious 0:50
4 Trek - Segafredo 1:14
5 INEOS Grenadiers 1:15
6 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 2:26
7 AG2R Citroën Team 2:33
8 Team DSM 2:52
9 EF Education - Nippo 3:35
10 Team Jumbo-Visma 3:49

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