Jakobsen returns to Turkey: "I'm excited and nervous"

The Dutchman returns to racing eight months after his terrifying accident in the Tour of Turkey. Burgos, Euskaltel, Caja Rural and Eolo Kometa, present.


Fabio Jakobsen is back on the road. It will be the great name of the Tour of Turkey that begins this Sunday (the first stage can be seen on Europsort1 delayed at 17:30). The Dutch sprinter, eight months after his terrible accident in the Tour of Poland, returns after all that time between surgeries and recovery to feel like a cyclist again. "My goal will be to finish the eight stages," says the Deceuninck, who is also "curious to know how his body and mind reacts."

"I feel like a neo-professional. Excited and very nervous," he revealed at a press conference in which he did not want to answer questions about Dylan Groenewegen, the sprinter who caused his accident. At 24 years old, the Dutchman was one of the most promising sprinters in the peloton, with 18 victories to his name, eight of them on the World Tour, including two at La Vuelta, at El Puig and the last of the 2019 edition in Madrid. .

The Deceuninck rider, whose role will be to help Cavendish, will attract a lot of attention in the Turkish race, which has had to cancel the route of its first stage in the snow and replace it with a street circuit of just 72 km. His team and Astana will be the two first-category formations, while among the second-class teams, there will be the Spanish Euskaltel, Burgos-BH and Caja Rural, as well as Eolo Kometa de Contador. The test, which had to be canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, has two Spaniards in its record: Eduard Prades (2018) and David García (2008).

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