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  • Fabio Jakobsen The 'resurrected' that frightens the sprinters of the Tour

It says everything about the strength of

Fabio Jakobsen

that, after that fall in the Tour of Poland that almost cost him his life, he continues to get into mass arrivals without brake.

That he does it also in nervous days like this second stage of the Tour de France, where the tension due to the long bridge that led to the finish line spread to the rest of the day.

And may he do so successfully.

The Dutchman beat



Van Aert

in the final sprint to claim his first career victory at the French round, his 11th of the season.

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The heat of

Yves Lampaert

, locomotive with yellow jersey, was not enough to launch him in the lead, but Jakobsen managed to grab on to the slipstream of

Mads Pedersen

and Wout Van Aert.

The Dutchman, whom Quick-Step chose over

Mark Cavendish

, uncorked the final spurt at just the right moment to clinch the stage win.

Two of two for the Belgian formation.

You didn't have to know how to read lips to guess the "



with whom Van Aert regretted losing the arrival at the sprint, although his second place is enough to be the new leader of the French round.

With a little more philosophy Tadej Pogacar

took it

, who narrowly saved a pileup with just over two kilometers to go and reached the finish line joking with two damaged wheels.

Suspension bridge

It was the last notch of the nervousness that dominated this day ending in Nyborg, the second of the three that will pass through Denmark.

The culprit was the Great Belt Bridge, an 18-kilometre suspension bridge connecting the islands of Zealand and Funen and where strong gusts of wind were expected.

From before starting the stage, they were already watching in which direction the wind was stabbing him.

Side and tail, it was a perfect broth for fans.

Against, 18 kilometers of dog-facing pedaling.

The tension gripped the group for a hundred kilometers and caused some fall before time.

Rigoberto Urán

was affected in one

, losing more than a minute.

And in another Lampaert,




, the three main Quick-Step launchers.

But the wind, finally in the face, allowed them to enter.

To one not to lose time;

to the others to launch Jakobsen to his first Tour de France victory.

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