Aug 16, 2023 at 5:09 PM Update: 4 minutes ago
Fabio Jakobsen won the second stage in the Tour of Denmark on Wednesday. The Dutchman was convincingly the strongest in the mass sprint. In the Tour of Burgos, Jumbo-Visma was by far the fastest in a team time trial.
The 26-year-old Jakobsen left the Norwegian Søren Waerenskjold and the Dane Søren Kragh Andersen more than a bike length behind after 163.6 kilometers from Kjellerup to Silkeborg.
For Jakobsen it meant his first victory since mid-June, when he won two stages in the Tour of Belgium. Earlier this year he also won a stage in Tirreno-Adriatico, among other things.
On Tuesday, Jakobsen had to settle for second place in the opening stage. De Gelderlander then saw Waerenskjold, who had attacked in the final, take the win.
In the general classification, Jakobsen is second, six seconds behind Waerenskjold. The Tour of Denmark continues on Thursday with a hilly ride over 209 kilometers from Vejen to Vejle and ends on Saturday.
Jakobsen is riding his first race in Denmark since his retirement in the Tour a month ago. The Soudal Quick-Step sprinter then did not start in the twelfth stage, because he was too bothered by the injuries resulting from a heavy crash.
Jumbo-Visma kept the competition far behind in the team time trial in Burgos. Photo: Getty Images
Very strong Jumbo-Visma and Roglic win team time trial in Burgos
In the Tour of Burgos, Jumbo-Visma completed the 13.1 kilometer time trial from Oña to Poza de la Sal in 14 minutes and 38 seconds. With that, the Dutch formation achieved an average speed of no less than 53.658 kilometers per hour.
The Jumbo-Visma team consisted of Primoz Roglic, Robert Gesink, Koen Bouwman, Edoardo Affini, Gijs Leemreize, Jan Tratnik and Attila Valter. Movistar finished second at nineteen seconds and BORA-hansgrohe was third at half a minute.
In the general classification, Valter takes over the lead from Colombian Juan Sebastián Molano. Roglic, Tratnik and Bouwman have the same time as the Hungarian. Molano sprinted convincingly to victory in the opening stage on Tuesday.
Roglic is riding his first race in Burgos since his overall victory in the Giro d’Italia at the end of May. The Slovenian is preparing for the Vuelta a España, which starts on August 26 with a team time trial through Barcelona. He previously completed an altitude training in preparation for the Tour of Spain.
The Tour of Burgos continues on Thursday with a mountain stage over 183 kilometers from Sargentes de la Lora to Villarcayo. The Spanish stage race lasts until Saturday.