Jakobsen wins the first sprint since his accident in Wallonia

The Dutchman took the second stage of the Tour de Wallonia, in which Groenewegen also participated, causing the crash that almost cost him his life.


The Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick Step) won this Wednesday the second stage of the Tour de Wallonie, held on a circuit in Zolder over 120 kilometers. It is his first win since the hard and ugly fall of the 2020 Tour of Poland, when he was run over and pushed over the fence by Dylan Groenewegen.

"This is the end of my revalidation. I'm back!", Said 24-year-old Jakobsen, after winning in Wallonia and returning to achieve what he did so well before the fall that was close to costing him life; win a massive sprint.

Jakobsen beat another specialist like Fernando Gaviria (UAE-Team Emirates), who was second, or Andrea Pasqualon (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) or Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka), to clinch victory 19 in his career, the first in 2021 and the first of his rebirth as a cyclist.

The Deceuninck-Quick Step 'herd' once again adds a new winning wolf, as Jakobsen is back, as he himself says, after already having better sensations in the road championship in the Netherlands and after starting to shoot, this season, at the Critérium du Dauphiné or the Tour of the Algarve.

The funny thing is that Jakobsen's victory comes a day after, on the same Tour de Wallonie, his compatriot Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), 26, won the first stage. Groenewegen was the author of the accident in which, in that Tour of Poland, Jakobsen ended up crashing against the fences and the goal line arch when he was close to surpassing him and winning. Once his sanction for the incident has been served, he also knows what it's like to win again.

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