Beaten Van Aert: “Jakobsen, the strongest sprinter at the moment” –

Wout van Aert soon resigned to miss the win in the second stage of Paris-Nice on Monday. The Belgian was beaten by Fabio Jakobsen in the decisive sprint after a chaotic straight stage.

“Christophe (Laporte, editor’s note) and I were in a good sprint. He left at a good time and threw me fantastic. I was at my limit. In the end, Fabio is the deserved winner. The strongest sprinter.” After the journey of 159.5 kilometers to the finish in Orléans, Van Aert called it ‘the moment of the world’.

Van Aert was not so lucky in the second stage anyway. Fans stirred up the pack, involving an accident involving the Belgian from Jumbo-Visma. In the end, only his scratches were left and he was able to continue.

“As with any fall, it was an unnecessary fall,” said Van Aert. Luckily I got away without too much damage.” “We had a good race with the team today and generally did well given Primoz’s ambitions (Roglic, editor’s note).”

Fabio Jakobsen recorded his sixth victory of the season on the second stage of Paris-Nice.


Fabio Jakobsen recorded his sixth victory of the season on the second stage of Paris-Nice.

Fabio Jakobsen recorded his sixth victory of the season on the second stage of Paris-Nice.

Photographer: Getty Images

Jakobsen: ‘We love the fans’

The 25-year-old Jakobsen showed once again that he was in excellent shape in the second stage and rode effortlessly to victory. The Dutchman, who won Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne last week, already booked his sixth victory of the season.

“We knew there would be a lot of fans today and we loved it, so we prepared well,” said Jakobsen. “It was not easy because of the tension during the stage, but we kept our confidence. I love to win, so I’m happy to continue my good start to the season here.”

Despite Jakobsen’s stage win, Laporte remains the leader of the general classification. The Frenchman from Jumbo-Visma took the first stage victory of teammates Van Aert and Roglic on Sunday with an impressive crossing of the line.

Paris-Nice continues on Tuesday with another straight stage so there are opportunities for Jakobsen again. The peloton departs from Vierzon and arrives in Dun-le-Palestel after 191 kilometers.

Source: NU

follow:
\