Deceuninck – Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team (Spain) - Press Release: Our 22-year-old rider became just the third reigning Dutch Champion to win a stage at the Spanish Grand Tour.
Fabio Jakobsen made himself a beautiful and memorable early birthday present, four days before turning 23, taking the victory in El Puig by the narrowest of margins, on what was the sprinters’ final opportunity on this opening week of the race. Put in a perfect position by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates on the straight run to the line, Fabio kicked out with 200 meters to go, and despite a late surge of his opponents, he held on for his sixth victory of the season.
“It was a really tight finish and I just threw my bike to the line and closed my eyes. I found out that I had won only when I saw the guys from the team cheering. I am very happy, I really can’t put it into words. I came here to discover and learn, but I was confident I could pull it off and now I’m just savouring this victory”, Fabio said, beaming with happiness.