Fabio Jakobsen cruised to another victory at the Danmark Rundt.
For the 11th time in the last twelve years – the only exception being 2020, when many races got cancelled due to the pandemic – Soudal Quick-Step made it to 40 successes, the most recent milestone being recorded Friday afternoon, courtesy of a truly unstoppable Fabio Jakobsen.
The European Champion confirmed he is the best sprinter at the Danmark Rundt, winning stage four by a clear margin after another superb lead-out. If two days ago it was Casper Pedersen who launched him to victory, this time Michael Mørkøv was on lead-out duties, and the experienced Dane showed again there’s a reason why he’s one of the best in the business.
Coming off Michael’s wheel with around 200 meters to go, Jakobsen blasted past all the other riders as he dashed to his 45th victory in the pro ranks and his seventh of the season – a result that puts the 26-year-old Dutchman in the Danmark Rundt points classification jersey with one stage to go – the individual time trial in Helsingør.
“I am happy with my two victories here this week, which wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my teammates, to whom I want to thank for their incredible work. Having such a great squad around you gives a lot of confidence and makes it a lot easier in the finale, and I am delighted I could repay their confidence and amazing effort. The fact that today’s success was Soudal Quick-Step’s 40th win of the season is just the icing on the cake”, Fabio said after the stage that concluded in Bagsvaerd.
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