Jakobsen avoids crash in messy finale

Jakobsen avoids crash in messy finale

The final stage of the Vuelta a San Juan saw former Wolfpack member Maximiliano Richeze say goodbye to cycling after 18 years in the pro ranks, four of which he got to spend with our team, winning six races. After a well-deserved guard of honor for “El Atomico”, the race kicked off with a breakaway that had to fight hard to put one minute into a peloton whose main goal Sunday afternoon was to see this come down to a mass gallop.

The bunch’s missing wasn’t a straight forward one, as they had to really work for it, especially in the final 15 kilometers, when Remco Evenepoel and Quinn Simmons took off. The World Champion and his US companion snapped the elastic and carved out a 25-second gap which allowed them to stay in the lead until two kilometers to go, when they were swallowed by the chasing group.

It came as no surprise that the bunch sprint was again a chaotic one, on the wide boulevard in San Juan, but the recklessness of some of the spectators made it even more dangerous. Fabio Jakobsen launched on the right side of the road close to the barriers, only for a spectator holding out his phone to hit him in the face and almost knock him off his bike. Luckily, Fabio managed to stay upright and concluded just behind Sam Welsford (DMS) in second place.

“Vuelta a San Juan was for the riders here a good race to start the season and we leave not just with a stage win, but also with the confidence given by how our guys rode. They showed here that they are ready for the next races. Maybe we could have done more, but the level was very high this week, so overall we can be pretty content with how things went for us”, explained Soudal Quick-Step sports director Davide Bramati.

 

Photo credit: ©Maximiliano Blanco / Getty Images

Race details

1 Sam Welsford
Team DSM
2:23:41
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
3 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
4 Yevgeniy Gidich
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:00
5 Danny van Poppel
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
6 Attilio Viviani
Team Corratec
0:00
7 Giovanni Lonardi
EOLO-Kometa
0:00
8 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
0:00
9 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
10 Enrico Zanoncello
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
0:00
35 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
46 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
75 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
102 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
106 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Team Medellin - EPM
25:40:57
2 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
0:30
3 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
0:44
4 Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes
Movistar Team
0:50
5 Brandon Smith Rivera Vargas
INEOS Grenadiers
1:01
6 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan
1:19
7 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
1:19
8 Kevin Vermaerke
Team DSM
1:30
9 Matthew Riccitello
Israel - Premier Tech
1:41
10 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
1:46
20 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
2:28
40 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
10:26
62 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
23:44
88 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
36:22
89 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
37:02
1 Manuele Tarozzi
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
24 pt
2 Christofer Robín Jurado López
Panamá es Cultura y Valores
19 pt
3 Juan Pablo Dotti
Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan
14 pt
4 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Team Medellin - EPM
10 pt
5 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
8 pt
6 Marcos Omar Mendez
Argentina
8 pt
7 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
6 pt
8 Stefano Gandin
Team Corratec
6 pt
9 Emiliano Contreras
Chimbas Te Quiero
4 pt
10 Leandro Carlos Messineo
Chimbas Te Quiero
4 pt
1 Matthew Riccitello
Israel - Premier Tech
25:42:38
2 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
0:05
3 Vicente Rojas Naranjo
Chile
0:31
4 Mathias Vacek
Trek - Segafredo
2:41
5 Marco Brenner
Team DSM
7:29
6 Tobias Lund Andresen
Team DSM
9:04
7 Vinicius Rangel Costa
Movistar Team
12:24
8 Rodrigo Daniel Díaz
Municipalidad de Rawson
19:42
9 Hector Exequiel Quintana Vidal
Chile
23:17
10 Iker Bonillo Martin
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
27:40
1 INEOS Grenadiers 77:05:22
2 Movistar Team 2:20
3 Team Medellin - EPM 3:04
4 Soudal - Quick Step 4:05
5 Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè 5:21
6 Astana Qazaqstan Team 6:02
7 TotalEnergies 7:26
8 Trek - Segafredo 7:32
9 Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan 10:35
10 BORA - hansgrohe 14:41

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