La Vuelta ciclista a España

Stage 8) Santa Pola - La Manga del Mar Menor

ES Spain Saturday 21 August 2021 173.7 km

Vuelta a España: Jakobsen takes the Wolfpack’s 50th victory of the season

Vuelta a España: Jakobsen takes the Wolfpack’s 50th victory of the season

For the ninth time in the last ten years, Deceuninck – Quick-Step made it 50 victories in a season, taking its all-time tally to over 830 wins, after Fabio Jakobsen produced another flawless sprint in a fast and hectic finale at La Vuelta, which Saturday afternoon took the peloton through the region of Murcia.

Completely flat, the stage wasn’t as straightforward as many had wished, due to the presence of the crosswinds which made a brief presence inside the final 40 kilometers, enough to kick-start a fierce fight for positioning at the front of the group which then easily swallowed the breakaway before hitting the coastline. The tension continued to be palpable, but no significant splits occurred, and the peloton entered as one in La Maga del Mar Menor.

Josef Cerny and Bert Van Lerberghe drilled the pace before making way for Florian Sénéchal, who did a monster lead-out until with 150 meters to go. As soon as the Frenchman stopped, Fabio Jakobsen opened his sprint and showed everyone a clean pair of cleats, comfortably sailing to his second win at this edition, one which moved him back to the top of the points classification.

“To double up here means a lot to me. Two years ago, I took two stages at my Vuelta debut, so to repeat that feat now is just amazing! We had some hectic final 40 kilometers, with the GC teams really nervous as they jostled for position, but I had a fantastic team around me all the time and they did a great job to keep me at the front.”

“In the closing kilometer I lost my teammates a bit, but I remained calm and confident in my legs and the speed I could generate. Florian did a great job, and just as we came out of the last corner I burst clear and finished it off. I’m excited and grateful to be here, a double stage winner after the opening week. I am also delighted to have green again, it’s the jersey every sprinter dreams about, and at the same time, a nice reward after suffering in the heat and on the climbs during Friday’s stage”, added the first Dutch rider to amass four La Vuelta stage wins before turning 25.

 

Photo credit: ©Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images

Race details

1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:56:05
2 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
0:00
3 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
4 Jordi Meeus
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
5 Itamar Einhorn
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
6 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
7 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
0:00
8 Martin Laas
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
9 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:00
10 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:00
27 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
59 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
117 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:30
118 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:30
125 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:30
138 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:21
162 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:30
1 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
29:14:40
2 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:08
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
0:25
4 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Movistar Team
0:36
5 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
0:38
6 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:41
7 Jack Haig
Bahrain - Victorious
0:57
8 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:59
9 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
1:06
10 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
1:22
48 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24:58
52 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:08
58 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
27:18
104 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
43:27
115 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
45:25
141 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
52:51
170 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:01:15
175 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:05:50
1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
180 pt
2 Jasper Philipsen
Alpecin-Fenix
164 pt
3 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
74 pt
4 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
73 pt
5 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
70 pt
6 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
67 pt
7 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
54 pt
8 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana - Premier Tech
52 pt
9 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
45 pt
10 Jordi Meeus
BORA - hansgrohe
42 pt
15 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
31 pt
55 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
56 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
1 Pavel Sivakov
INEOS Grenadiers
16 pt
2 Michael Storer
Team DSM
12 pt
3 Jack Haig
Bahrain - Victorious
11 pt
4 Romain Bardet
Team DSM
11 pt
5 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
10 pt
6 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
10 pt
7 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
9 pt
8 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
6 pt
9 Carlos Verona Quintanilla
Movistar Team
6 pt
10 Joe Dombrowski
UAE-Team Emirates
6 pt
21 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
23 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-2 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
29:15:21
2 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
0:25
3 Gino Mäder
Bahrain - Victorious
2:11
4 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
2:22
5 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
4:54
6 Rémy Rochas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
7:36
7 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
10:28
8 Michael Storer
Team DSM
11:25
9 Steff Cras
Lotto Soudal
13:42
10 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
16:51
15 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:27
17 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:37
50 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:00:34
1 Movistar Team 87:42:27
2 INEOS Grenadiers 2:10
3 Bahrain - Victorious 4:19
4 UAE-Team Emirates 4:26
5 Team Jumbo-Visma 7:41
6 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 13:59
7 Team DSM 17:42
8 AG2R Citroën Team 18:11
9 Trek - Segafredo 18:26
10 Astana - Premier Tech 21:15

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