The European Champion took his first success of the season after a powerful sprint in Argentina.

Soudal Quick-Step’s first road victory of the season came just a few days into the new season, on the second day of the Vuelta a San Juan, which concluded in the small town of San José de Jáchal, located in the west of the country, not far from the border with Chile.

It was a perfect day for the Wolfpack and the “Hurricane of Heukelum”, who shrug off the disappointment of the first stage, and after being excellently piloted by Sunday’s runner-up Michael Mørkøv, made use of his huge power to kick out with 150 meters to go and hold off all the other sprinters for his 39th victory in the pro ranks.

The first Dutchman in the 40-year history of the Vuelta a San Juan to win a stage, Jakobsen was full of praise for his teammates: “I owe this result to them. Pieter and Jan controlled the stage from the beginning, making sure the breakaway would be brought back before things began heating up. Then Remco took over with three kilometers to go, and I felt honored to have such a world class rider doing what he did. Then Yves and Michael combined for a perfect lead-out, dropping me off in a perfect position, and from there on I just had to do my thing. I am really proud to have such amazing teammates around me.”

“Winning today makes me very happy, especially after the opening stage. It was hot out there, but the guys were incredible, and in the end, I had the fastest legs. Beating so many top sprinters is good for the morale. We now have our win, and we hope things won’t stop here, as the week will bring some more opportunities”, added Fabio, who now counts victories in fourteen different countries.

 

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Race details

1 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
4:22:22
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
Movistar Team
0:00
3 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
4 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
5 German Nicolás Tivani Pérez
Team Corratec
0:00
6 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
7 Tobias Lund Andresen
Team DSM
0:00
8 Elia Viviani
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
9 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
0:00
10 Niklas Märkl
Team DSM
0:00
20 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
25 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
36 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
108 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
1:37
114 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
2:09
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
7:41:28
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
3 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
Movistar Team
0:04
4 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:04
5 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
0:06
6 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Trek - Segafredo
0:06
7 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Team Medellin - EPM
0:06
8 Elia Viviani
INEOS Grenadiers
0:10
9 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
0:10
10 Danny van Poppel
BORA - hansgrohe
0:10
45 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
0:10
50 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
0:10
111 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
3:48
112 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
4:16
1 Tomas Contte
Argentina
10 pt
2 Marcos Omar Mendez
Argentina
8 pt
3 Christofer Robín Jurado López
Panamá es Cultura y Valores
6 pt
4 Stefano Gandin
Team Corratec
6 pt
5 Alessandro Santaromita
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
4 pt
6 Marcelo Nahuel Mendez
Municipalidad de Rawson
4 pt
7 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Team Medellin - EPM
2 pt
8 Manuele Tarozzi
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
2 pt
9 Leandro Carlos Messineo
Chimbas Te Quiero
1 pt
1 Tobias Lund Andresen
Team DSM
7:41:38
2 Iker Bonillo Martin
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
0:00
3 Marco Brenner
Team DSM
0:00
4 Mathias Vacek
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
5 Vicente Rojas Naranjo
Chile
0:00
6 Mattia Pinazzi
Italy
0:00
7 Matthew Riccitello
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
8 Mateo Kalejmann
Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan
0:00
9 Rodrigo Daniel Díaz
Municipalidad de Rawson
0:00
10 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
0:20
1 Team DSM 23:04:54
2 BORA - hansgrohe 0:00
3 INEOS Grenadiers 0:00
4 Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè 0:00
5 Soudal - Quick Step 0:00
6 Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:00
7 Team Corratec 0:00
8 Israel - Premier Tech 0:00
9 Trek - Segafredo 0:00
10 TotalEnergies 0:00

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