Vlasov wins Volta Valenciana as Jakobsen claims final stage

Aleksandr Vlasov secured the win at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana on Sunday as Fabio Jakobsen claimed the fifth stage in Spain. 

Jakobsen was helped by Remco Evenepoel and Yves Lampaert with three kilometres remaining, with the team lead-out man Michael Morkov launching the Dutch sprinter.

Second place went to Elia Viviani, and Alexander Kristoff took third.

“It’s an honour to be part of this team. I think everybody saw today what a textbook lead is. I’m happy to have the legs to finish it off,” Jakobsen explained.

“Yesterday I was boxed-in and couldn’t sprint. That’s frustrating for a sprinter but we had a talk and today we made a plan and stuck to it. I have to thank all the guys, we controlled the stage and did the lead out and I was the fastest.

Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-hansgrohe) finished in the peloton and so kept the leader’s yellow jersey and celebrated his first ever stage race success. Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) finished 32 seconds down, with Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos Grenadiers) third overall at 36 seconds.


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