StoneFabio Jacobsen claimed his second victory in Volta. The Dutchman of Dekoningen-Quek, Stibe won the sprint on the eighth stage, ahead of Alberto Daines and Jasper Philipsen. Jordi Mewes took fourth place. Primus Roglic retained his leader’s red jersey after a relatively calm day. Jacobsen was of course very happy after that. “I am proud, happy and grateful to be here.”
The eighth stage carried the Vuelta Peloton from Santa Paula to La Manga del Mar Menor. A mostly flat ride of 174 kilometers along the Spanish east coast. A new opportunity for runners. Unless the wind came stuck in the wheels.
Ander Ocamica (Burgos), Aretz Bages (Caja Rural) and Mikkel Ettoria (Euskaltel-Euskadi) formed the Basque Alliance and formed the early secession. When the lead approached four minutes, Deceuninck-Quick.Step and Alpecin-Fenix put a man to work. Traditional sprint stage race: The big suit was in complete control.
In between, Philipsen has (for a moment anyway) cemented its leading position in greenery. Our compatriot had thirteen points in the middle race, and Jacobsen did not share his closest striker.
Next, we had to wait for the three bosses to be eaten. It happened with temperatures of thirty degrees, and eventually 37 kilometers from the end.
Astana held things together for a moment, but the cracks in the peloton soon closed. Everything was nervous, but the fan alarm never came.
The announced sprint race at the helm of La Manga has been announced. Jacobsen was the fastest by far and took his second Vuelta aback win. Alberto Dainese came second. Philipsen had to be satisfied with the third place and lost his green dot jersey to the Dutchman. Jordy Mews finished fourth. With Piet Allegaert, a third national closed in the top ten.
Jakobsen: “Very proud, happy and grateful”
Fabio Jacobsen shone in the green jersey after winning the second stage in the Vuelta aray. “Two victories, that was the same as two years ago,” says the Dutch runner. “I am very happy with that and I have to thank the team for that. Patrick Lefevre is here today, he always trusted me and supported me – so those wins are for him too.”
Jacobsen tells the story of the race: “It was a frenetic final, starting 40 kilometers from the finish.” “The last 10 kilometers it was very tense. I lost the train a little bit, but of course you have to brake sometimes. Otherwise you will fall and I definitely don’t want to. I want to stay on my bike and go fast for victories. I went first and showed I was the fastest.”
Jacobsen is back after a long road. “When I look at pictures or call family and friends at home, I get goosebumps. What I do is so special. I’m proud, happy and grateful to be here. I can still be a rider ever and I can win stages. I can give another interview with a smile. And I’m so grateful for that.” .that makes me very happy.”
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