Orange top, so if there are sprints as well. Is Dylan Groenewegen absent, then wins anyway just Fabio Jakobsen. The 22-year-old news of the world Deceuninck – Quick Step followed the Schotense Churchilllaan simply themselves after a real spurtdemonstratie. “It seemed easy? Well, that is only possible because the team is so strong.”
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Dutch swagger! Fabio Jakobsen runs over. Since he won last year at Deceuninck – Quick Step the step to the profpeloton put it, it goes fast with the career of the Dutchman. This afternoon, he won for the second time in a row, the last one to take place, for many years considered the world championship for spurters. “If you are the prize list of this competition watching, I can only be proud that I put my name already for the second year in a row on the list may be able to credit”, beamed the Dutchman. “Here ends my spring and I absolutely wanted a last win. I am happy that it succeeded. That I with pressure at the start was? There you go anyway. All the hard work that I do has only one purpose: to win races.”
“I need my team mates to thank because they gave me in the last straight line perfectly have dropped off,” said Jakobsen. “I beat what in a panic when I was on about 80 kilometres of the final stage involved himself in a crash. Everybody was, however, quiet and I could with some support to re-connect with the group. As we were shooting approached, I told the teammates that I felt good and so they knew what to do. Everyone is all day in the weather for this victory. Tim Declercq, Iljo Keisse and Davide Martinelli took the work on their shoulders for the finale, and then I had the support of Florian Sénéchal, Alvaro Hodeg and Michael Morkov who was my last man was. I am so happy that I could finish for them.”
The first 135 kilometres was almost constant in impellers driven. “I had me at a given moment to be surprised and was in a second range. I can then fall back on the experience of my teammates to me in the first instance, feel free to put that everything would merge together and through their work, that happened,” continued Jakobsen. “And then came that fall. For me, hooked two riders in each other. I was just in time to brake but then someone drove bang on me. I broke my fork, but quickly got a new bike, and could still finish.”
Theuns: “Someone drove into my rear wheel”
Edward Theuns (Pull-Segafredo) shared in the Scheldeprijs the leadership with Matteo Moschetti, who eventually tithing was.
“In the final someone drove into my rear wheel so I am out of battle. The team management had also decided to Moschetti to sprint. My feeling was good. I drive like a waaierkoers and it was the whole time at the front when the side went. It is a pity that it still all comes together. Now, it’s been a difficult spring, with lots of matches. I have good legs, but it is a pity that the results do not follow. Hopefully it is the Sunday in Paris-Roubaix prize. It is a course where I like to come and that our team, with Jasper Stuyven and ex-winner John Degenkolb, perhaps the best.”
Jans last after a fifth place short rest in
Roy Jans was, with a fifth place, Wednesday the best Belgian in the Scheldeprijs. The 28-year-old rider of Corendon-Circus now wants to get a pressure spring, to be subsequently stronger to come back.
“I was 500 metres from the finish in the wheel of the eventual winner Fabio Jakobsen,” said Jans. “But when they came along, both sides play the drums and I was embedded. I was immediately the right wheel lost but managed 300 metres of the final stage is yet to come. I jumped a hole in and suddenly I did again for a good result. Eventually I was fifth and I certainly am most happy.”
The spring is there, and immediately Roy Jans. “I had the last time some bad luck. The condition was good but in the last races, like the Bredene-Koksijde Classic and Bruges-De Panne, I was in each sprint, what is embedded so that the good results hampered. I have this spring, good work can deliver for Mathieu van der Poel, like past Sunday in the Tour of Flanders. I am already doing of the etoile de Bessèges and now the belt comes off. Our team does not start in Paris-Roubaix and races as the Brabant Arrow are not really my cup of tea. I resumed in the four days of Dunkirk. Maybe I can as soon as the line pass over.”
Vanmarcke does after a heavy fall wedstrijdritme: “Nice that I again am”
Sep Vanmarcke finished Wednesday in the Scheldeprijs as 72nd. The rider of EF Education First came out in the E3 Harelbeke heavy fall, but appeared later still at the start of the Tour of Flanders and so the Scheldeprijs. Yet teems with the crash Vanmarcke.
“I have quite the day in the beginning gekoerst. I didn’t miss a single impeller, which in itself is already a good sign. It wants to say that I’m fresh in the head and alert course but I feel that I, with my left leg a lot of power shortage come”, said Sep Vanmarcke.
“It is nice that I once again stand. The first surprise came last Sunday when I could start in the Tour of Flanders. To wedstrijdritme and wedstrijdkilometers to do, I had to also start. And then look forward to Sunday with Paris-Roubaix. I hope also to join in but I compensate for my lesser left knee with the right, which I cramps and back pain. That was Sunday, not otherwise. After my crash in the E3 Harelbeke, I did apart but without
Lieven Maesschalck, I was standing on Sunday at the start of the Tour of Flanders and I could also forget it.”
“I have to be lucky that there in Paris-Roubaix no ramps sit. Only cobblestones. I must not explosive to go there, but just hard can stairs. Normally was then for me the Amstel God Race on the calendar, but I think it is better to give my knee a while to rest and not to start in the Netherlands. Sunday I will once again give everything.”