European Champion Fabio Jakobsen will lead the charge for the Wolfpack at the Belgian one-day race.

Most successful team of this century in Scheldeprijs – having won it six times with three different riders – Soudal Quick-Step will line out at the start of the 111th edition with the goal of being again in the mix. Taking place between Terneuzen and Schoten, over 205.3 kilometers, the race favours the sprinters, but as it was proven most recently last year, late attacks or small groups can also make it, if the weather ends up playing a major role by spreading chaos.

Fabio Jakobsen, who won Flanders’ oldest race twice – in 2018 (his first pro season) and 2019 – will be back at the start this Wednesday, surrounded by a strong team that will include also Tim Declercq, Casper Pedersen, Florian Sénéchal, Jannik Steimle, Bert Van Lerberghe and Stan Van Tricht.

“Normally, in Scheldeprijs, the outcome depends on the presence of the wind. As things stand at the moment, there won’t be any strong winds this week, meaning there’s a big chance for a bunch sprint. We have a motivated team for this, ready to support Fabio, who will try to fight for victory”, said Soudal Quick-Step sports director Wilfried Peeters.


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