Vuelta a España - Fabio Jakobsen: I didn't expect to arrive to Madrid
Sep 16 2019 05:01 am CET

Vuelta a España - Fabio Jakobsen: I didn't expect to arrive to Madrid
Vuelta a España - Fabio Jakobsen: I didn't expect to arrive to Madrid
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) took the victory of the closing stage in the Vuelta a España and finished in a successful way his first grand tour ever.

The Dutch national champion crossed in the first position the finish line of the last stage at the Spanish grand tour thanks to an outstanding job of his teammates. The rider took his second victory in the race and finished his first big race ever in a big way.

"This is the biggest moment of my career so far," Jakobsen explained at the end of the stage. "To win here, in the Dutch Champion jersey, is very special, but it wouldn't have been possible without my teammates, to whom I am extremely grateful not just for today, but also for helping me make it through these tough three weeks. This win gives me a lot of happiness, I really can't put it into words. I'm over the moon knowing that I will leave this brutal race with two victories in the bag!"

"To be honest, I didn't expect to arrive to Madrid. I suffered a lot in these three weeks, it was very hard, but I kept going and I'm glad to be here now. The first victory brought huge relief, because it took off the pressure just four days into the race, while today's success was completely unexpected. The guys were again fantastic, controlling the break and bringing me to the front when it mattered. All I had to do was follow Max and launch my sprint at the right moment, and on the line, I even threw my bike just for good measure."







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