Fabio Jakobsen was overjoyed with the victory in the final stage of the Vuelta a España. The Dutch champion settled in Madrid with Sam Bennett and booked the second stage win in this round.
"Unbelievable, as if I'm dreaming," stammered the Deceuninck-Quick Step rider at Eurosport . "My grandfather, girlfriend and sister were all there. This is the best day of my life."
The 23-year-old from Gelderland thought that the Madrid tour was right for him. "It looked like a Dutch criterion, this was perfect for me."
It was only his first big round for Jakobsen and he was immediately good for two wins. "These twenty days in the Vuelta were really not easy. I really refrained, so I was extra keen to show something today."
Jakobsen is the first Dutchman in more than 20 years to win the final stage of the Vuelta. Jeroen Blijlevens preceded him in 1999.
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