Ambitious Jakobsen adds his name to Scheldeprijs history

Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Floors)

The 106th edition of Scheldeprijs added a new name to its list of winners on Wednesday: Fabio Jakobsen , the 21-year-old cub in Patrick Lefevere's 'wolfpack', extending Quick-Step Floors' winning streak to 24 so far this season - a record even directeur sportif Wilfried Peeters called "extreme". In a race battered by crosswinds, broken into echelons, and hit by a mass disqualification when a group passed through a level crossing as the gates began to close, there were only 40 riders left to contest the sprint. Not among them: Dylan Groenewegen and Arnaud Démare, who were among the disqualified , and defending champion Marcel Kittel, who punctured in the final kilometres. It did not matter to Jakobsen that he lacked a few foes in the finish: "Being able to put my name on the list of winners is super cool. This is the most beautiful win of my career," Jakobsen ...

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