Fabio Jakobsen wins action-packed Scheldeprijs

Joe Robinson 4 Apr 2018 Quick-Step Floors rider wins an action-packed race that saw the race favourites dumped out of contention Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Floors) wins the 2018 Scheldeprijs after many of the pre-race favourites falter in demanding conditions. The young Dutchman unleashed his sprint with 200m remaining and took the victory comfortably. A small group of no more than 30 riders came to the finish after rain, wind, trains and cars reduced the peloton to a select few. The first 100km passed relatively stress-free before bursting into life with multiple dramatic incidents including a crash into a parked car, a moving car on the race course and a selection of race favourites disqualified for jumping across a closed rail crossing. Disqualification for Arnaud Demare and Dylan Groenewegen and a late puncture for Marcel Kittel saw the three pre-race favourites all absent in the race for victory. Jakobsen win continues ...

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