Jakobsen confirms fastest man status with Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne victory

Fabio Jakobsen confirmed his status as the fastest man in the peloton as he won a battle of elite sprinters in the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.

The Dutch rider outpaced Caleb Ewan at the end of the 195km race after the last breakaway was swallowed up with only 200 metres to go.

In the six sprints he has contested this season, Jakobsen has won five. He took two each in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana and the Volta ao Algarve and won the points jersey in both races.

“It was a complicated day because the attacks never stopped,” Jakobsen said. “Winning this race was very high on my list of priorities. I hope to shine in Ghent-Wevelgem and Milan-San Remo.”

Jakobsen suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash on the Tour of Poland in 2020 but returned last season and won three sprint stages on the Vuelta a Espana.

“I am very happy to see Fabio back at such a level after what he experienced two years ago,” said Ewan of Lotto-Soudal.


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