Fabio Jakobsen back to competition in Turkey 8 months after his crash

Fabio Jakobsen back to competition in Turkey 8 months after his crash
Fabio Jakobsen back to competition in Turkey 8 months after his crash
Dutch Fabio Jakobsen will pin a number on his Deceuninck-Quick Step jersey for the first time since August 6, 2020, when he suffered a terrible crash at the finish of the first stage of the Tour of Poland. The sprinter, operated several times since then, is part of the selection of the Belgian team for the next Tour of Turkey (2.Pro), scheduled for April 11 to 18.

Jakobsen, 24, will undoubtedly be one of the attractions of the plateau, he who celebrates his return after long months of absence. “We are happy and excited to have Fabio with us on the team. It goes without saying that the most important thing for him will be to take the race day by day, to find his rhythm after such a long break.“said the sporting director Rik Van Slycke.

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The Wolfpack, who have already won 11 stages in the past, still hope to increase their total. Five of the eight stages seem to be promised to sprinters. It is in this perspective that the team also counts in its ranks Mark Cavendish, 3rd in the Scheldt GP on Wednesday, but also Shane Archbold, Alvaro Hodeg, Stijn Steels and Iljo Keisse. Back in the foreground, Cavendish hopes to clinch a success behind which he runs in February 2018. ‘Manxman’ has already claimed 7 stage victories in Turkey.

This 56th Tour of Turkey offers a lot of stages that should end in a sprint and we can’t wait to compete in them. There will be opportunities for our fast men, who can trust a strong team, able to control the race and take them well.“, added the sporting director.

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