The Dutchman takes a comfortable success after outpowering his opponents.

Fabio Jakobsen picked up his seventh victory of the season with a perfectly-timed sprint in the final 200 meters of the Tour of Hungary stage 2, which concluded in Hajdúszoboszló. Jakobsen, who resumed competition this week after a month, capitalised on his teammates’ flawless piloting through the hectic final kilometer – which witnessed a huge crash that took down many riders – before putting to display his immense sprinting ability and racking up Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl’s 21st win of the year.

Thursday’s stage was calm until the last 40 kilometers, when heavy crosswinds split the peloton, leaving many sprinters to push hard in order to bridge across. Protected by his Wolfpack teammates, Fabio was part of the select first group, which was eventually joined by the chasers inside five kilometers to go. Having benefited from a perfect lead-out that left nothing to chance, the 25-year-old Dutchman had a clear run to the line and easily beat his opponents.

“We were very motivated after yesterday. I felt good, despite this being my first race in four weeks, and was keen on showing this. The guys did a great job and I’m on the top spot of the podium thanks to them. They put in a great effort, rode incredibly in the crosswinds and took care of me on a stage that wasn’t easy at all due to the heat and speed.”

“The peloton was nervous, but we remained calm, and my team made sure we were there when it mattered in the tense finale. Stan and Florian put me in a perfect position with 200 meters to go and all I had to do was unleash my sprint and take the win. I’m happy and I hope more opportunities will come for the Wolfpack this week”, said Fabio, who now counts victories in 11 countries since turning pro.

 

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Race details

1 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:59:20
2 Rudy Barbier
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
3 Sasha Weemaes
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:00
4 Itamar Einhorn
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
5 Max Kanter
Movistar Team
0:00
6 Matteo Moschetti
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
7 Simon Dehairs
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
8 Marius Mayrhofer
Team DSM
0:00
9 Tom Van Asbroeck
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
10 Patrick Konrad
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
17 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
20 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
36 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
83 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:54
113 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:50
1 Jens Reynders
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
8:33:52
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:04
3 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:04
4 Elia Viviani
INEOS Grenadiers
0:05
5 Rudy Barbier
Israel - Premier Tech
0:08
6 Sasha Weemaes
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:10
7 Matthew Walls
BORA - hansgrohe
0:10
8 Filippo Baroncini
Trek - Segafredo
0:10
9 Márton Dina
EOLO-Kometa
0:10
10 Joey Rosskopf
Human Powered Health
0:12
31 Stan Van Tricht
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:14
33 Florian Sénéchal
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:14
62 Tim Declercq
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:14
88 Iljo Keisse
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:37
94 Stijn Steels
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:08
1 Jens Reynders
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
23 pt
2 Rudy Barbier
Israel - Premier Tech
20 pt
3 Elia Viviani
INEOS Grenadiers
17 pt
4 Fabio Jakobsen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
15 pt
5 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
15 pt
6 Sasha Weemaes
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
13 pt
7 Max Kanter
Movistar Team
11 pt
8 Matteo Moschetti
Trek - Segafredo
11 pt
9 Matthew Walls
BORA - hansgrohe
10 pt
10 Itamar Einhorn
Israel - Premier Tech
8 pt
1 Aaron Van Poucke
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
13 pt
2 Márton Dina
EOLO-Kometa
7 pt
3 Viktor Filutás
Adria Mobil
6 pt
4 Joey Rosskopf
Human Powered Health
1 pt
1 Israel - Premier Tech 25:42:18
2 INEOS Grenadiers 0:00
3 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:00
4 BORA - hansgrohe 0:00
5 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:00
6 Team BikeExchange - Jayco 0:00
7 Trek - Segafredo 0:00
8 Jumbo-Visma 0:00
9 Alpecin-Fenix 0:00
10 Movistar Team 0:00

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