Fabio Jakobsen took the victory at Eurométropole Tour, his seventh victory of 2021.
Animated in the first part by a seven-man break, the race was back together with more than 50 kilometers to go, prompting new attacks on the local circuit as soon as the wind picked up. A large group snapped the elastic on the circuit’s sole climb and put around 30 seconds between them and the chasers.
Deceuninck-Quick-Step reduced the advantage of the attackers and made the catch with four kilometers to go, but continued to remain in control as the flamme rouge loomed on the horizon.
In the last meters, Jakobsen kicked out and came around his opponents on the right side of the road, taking a comfortable victory in Tournai.
“I enjoyed being here with this strong team and taking another victory”, said Jakobsen. “The guys showed why we are the Wolfpack, they supported me and I want to thank them for their incredible work, especially as many teams tried to put pressure on us. I am happy that I finished it off and brought a win to the team on Bert’s birthday, who did a perfect job today in the last kilometers. I have one more race next week and I look forward to it, as I want to get a good result before going on holiday”.