After his second stage win in the Tour de Wallonia, Fabio Jakobsen feels that he is on course to ride a successful Vuelta a España.

De Gelderlander sprinted convincingly to victory in the final stage in Belgium on Saturday.

"I am very happy with what I have achieved this week," said 24-year-old Jakobsen.

"I feel like I'm getting better every day."

The Deceuninck-Quick-Step sprinter recorded his first victory in Wallonia last Wednesday since his heavy crash in last summer's Tour of Poland.

Three days later, he left the competition more than a bike length behind in the fifth stage, giving him confidence in the Vuelta.

"I didn't expect it, but it looks like I'm on track to do well in the Vuelta a España. There is a saying that after rain comes sunshine. Well, that applies to me. currently."

Fabio Jakobsen thanks his teammate Josef Cerný.

Fabio Jakobsen thanks his teammate Josef Cerný.

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'If the form is good, I can win again'

Jakobsen already won two stages in the Vuelta in 2019, which will start on August 14 this year.

Thanks to his victories in Wallonia, he believes in new success in the Tour of Spain.

"If the form is good and luck is on my side, then I can win again."

On Saturday the Dutchman had a hard time in the hilly stage through the Ardennes, but unlike Friday he was still part of the peloton in the final.

"It was a very difficult course. I suffered a lot today and yesterday. Yesterday I was not good enough, but today I had the legs."

Jakobsen was very grateful to his teammates for their hard work.

"The lead-out was really perfect. My job was to just sprint in the final meters."