New kid in town: Fabio Jakobsen is ready to join the sprinting elite

New kid in town: Fabio Jakobsen is ready to join the sprinting elite

Joe Robinson 23 Jan 2019 The 22-year-old has Fernando Gaviria's boots to fill but Cyclist doesn't think this will be an issue Patrick Lefevere personally introduced each and every one of his riders at the Deceuninck-Quick Step team presentation earlier this month. When it came to 22-year-old Fabio Jakobsen, Lefevere regaled a quick anecdote from his neo-pro season last year. 'When Fabio won Scheldeprijs last year he came up to me in the team bus and told me how he was disappointed that Marcel Kittel punctured before the finish,' Lefevere said. 'He was upset because he knew he would have beaten Marcel that day and he wants to beat the best sprinters. I like that.' You could mistake this confidence for arrogance, wishing a 19-time Grand Tour stage winner had made it to the finish so you could beat him. You could also mistake this as arrogance considering the success ...

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