Tour de Belgique  - Fabio Jakobsen la 5e étape et Mauro Schmid le général

Tour de Belgique – Fabio Jakobsen la 5e étape et Mauro Schmid le général

Victory of Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) on this fifth and final leg of the Tour of Belgium ! He preceded Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert). As for the general classification, Mauro Schmid manages to keep his blue tunic thanks to the work of his team, Quick-Step Alpha Vinylin the golden kilometer. Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) finished second in the same second, and Quinten Hermans (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) finished 3rd.

Video – In the sprint… Fabio Jakobsen turns out to be the fastest!

A fierce fight to be part of the breakaway

The last stage is a story of permanent exchanges between the breakaway and the peloton. While the first shot leaves after only 70 kilometers, some are left behind and caught up by the peloton, like Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo), and others are making the leap forward, like Jenthe Biermans (Israel-First Tech). The cards are reshuffled in the last seventy kilometers, and a new group of six runners sets off: Ludovic Robeet (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB), Martin Urianstad and Jonas Abrahamsen (Uno-X), Timo DeJong (VolkerWessels Cycling Team), Angelo Van Den Bossche (Geofco-Doltcini Materiel Velo.com) and Kobe Vanoverschelde (Tarteletto-Isorex).

Status quo on the Golden Kilometer between Wellens and Schmid, Jakobsen overpowered

Soudal Lotto has every interest in catching up with this group so that Tim Wellens can compete in the golden kilometer (judged six kilometers from the goal) and win the general classification, so the gap is limited to around thirty seconds. With the help of Bolton Equities Black Spoke, Soudal Lotto manages to catch up with the fugitives 7 kilometers from the finish. Mauro Schmid (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) manages to win as many bonus seconds as Tim Wellens, which means that the two men stay in the same second. In the sprint, it’s Fabio Jakobsen which turns out to be the fastest.

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