Jakobsen Wins By A Nose In Vuelta A Espana Sprint - Video Highlights

Fabio Jakobsen is congratulated by his teammates

Stage 4 of the Vuelta a Espana was expected to be the last chance for the sprinters until next week, so it was no surprise the mad dash into El Puig was a hotly contested affair. Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) edged out Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the photo finish. At such high speeds, every movement counts, and when Bennett took the wrong way on a roundabout, the momentum swung in Deceuninck-Quickstep's favour, as first Zdenek Stybar and then Max Richeze dropped off Jakobsen at the perfect moment. It was also a signal of Bennett's strength that he pushed the Dutch champion to the photo finish after having to fight his way into position alone. The battle behind the two got a little hairy, and judges relegated Sunweb's Max Walscheid to the back of the bunch for a switch of lines, giving the battered Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) his first podium ...

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