Fabio Jakobsen produced an incredible kick to win stage 2 of the Tour de Hongrie Thursday afternoon.
The European Champion came out of nowhere in the last 200 meters before leaving behind all the other sprinters for his third victory of the season.
A winner of two stages at his previous participation here, Fabio Jakobsen remained hidden on the finishing straight, making his move down the middle of the road only with the line in sight. Three bike lengths separated him from Phil Bauhaus and Vito Braet.
“We controlled the stage with Tim and then with Fausto, before Casper and Yves picked up for the last kilometers”, said Jakobsen.
“There was a small uphill part there and we had a great positioning until the rest of the peloton came and closed us in. Then I found myself a bit far and had to search for a gap, which I managed to find”.
“It’s a nice win and I’m delighted that I had the legs to bring it. Leading the race is a bonus and I will try to enjoy my day in yellow and survive the climbs of the next two days before switching my attention to the Budapest stage.”