Jakobsen holds his hand and phone in front of the audience at full speed.

Jakobsen holds his hand and phone in front of the audience at full speed.

Fabio Jakobsen avoided an accident that could have turned into a serious accident from San Juan on the final stage of the Tour of Argentina.

The Dutchman crossed the barriers with his head resting on a spectator’s outstretched arm while running full throttle for the stage win. He was holding a phone that made Jakobsen’s racing glasses fall off his face.

Jakobsen miraculously survived and crossed the finish line second behind winner Sam Welsford (DSM).

It was different two years ago when Jakobsen fell at the finish across the crash barriers at the Tour of Poland, fell into an artificial coma with serious injuries and was out for a long time.

“Strange Finale”

“This wasn’t the solution we were hoping for, but thankfully Jakobsen survived this awkward finale unscathed,” Jakobsen’s team Quick-Step said on Twitter after crossing the finish line.

The overall victory at the Tour of San Juan went to Miguel Angel López.

The last stage was not the most difficult stage. There are 112 laps in San Juan but no real corners, the scenario was already set: a sprint. This hasn’t stopped some drivers from taking their chances. Ten kilometers to go, the peloton broke up.

World champion Remco Evenepoel then squealed with Quin Simmons. The move took sprinter teams by surprise as they struggled to close the gap.

Source: NOS

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