Jakobsen Claims Breakthrough Victory In Vuelta A España

Fabio Jakobsen on the podium

Fabio Jakobsen has made a dream Grand Tour debut in the Vuelta a España this week, as he edged ahead of Ireland's Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) on stage 4 for his sixth victory of the season. Just as Bennett had won in his National Champion's jersey on stage 3, the 22-year-old followed suit on stage 4 for the Netherlands in one of the few opportunities for sprint victories in this year's Vuelta. The Dutchman said that his victory had come after his team had corrected a series of mistakes in stage 3's finale. "Yesterday [Monday] we messed it all up, and today it all worked out." Jakobsen said he had no idea that he had won until he was over the line, so narrow was the margin of victory between himself and Bennett. But win he did, taking his third triumph at the WorldTour level this season just four days short ...

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