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Quick-Step Again: Jakobsen Wins Scheldeprijs

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PeloPics: Wednesday’s Scheldeprijs was a crazy day of cross-winds, echelons and punctures. Worse yet; a group of riders were disqualified for going across a closed train crossing and some other riders hit a parked car. After 200 kilometres from the start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and the finish in Schoten (Belgium), Quick-Step Floors’ 21 year-old Fabio Jakobsen repeated his win in the Nokere Koerse, getting the better of Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Chris Lawless (Sky).

Earlier in the race a large group including Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) was disqualified for crossing a level-crossing. Five time race winner, Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) looked a good bet for the win until a late puncture put an end to his hopes.

Another win for the Quick-Step behemoth… Roubaix next?

Schoten - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour Scheldeprijs 2018 with start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and finish in Schoten (Belgium) on April 01, 2018 - 04-04-18 foto JdM/PN/Cor Vos ©

Schoten - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour Scheldeprijs 2018 with start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and finish in Schoten (Belgium) on April 01, 2018 - 04-04-18 foto JdM/PN/Cor Vos ©

Schoten - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour Scheldeprijs 2018 with start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and finish in Schoten (Belgium) on April 01, 2018 - 04-04-18 foto JdM/PN/Cor Vos ©

Schoten - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie echelons waaiers pictured during the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour Scheldeprijs 2018 with start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and finish in Schoten (Belgium) on April 01, 2018 - 04-04-18 foto JdM/PN/Cor Vos ©
The wind split the race

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Some riders did stop at the crossing

Schoten - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - UCI Jury Luc Geysen - Kenneth VAN ROOY (Belgium / Team Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise) - Dylan GROENEWEGEN (Netherlands / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) pictured during the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour Scheldeprijs 2018 with start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and finish in Schoten (Belgium) on April 01, 2018 - 04-04-18 foto JdM/PN/Cor Vos ©
Dylan Groenewegen was less than pleased to be disqualified

Schoten - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Nils POLITT (Germany / Team Katusha - Alpecin) leading the peloton pictured during the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour Scheldeprijs 2018 with start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and finish in Schoten (Belgium) on April 01, 2018 - 04-04-18 foto JdM/PN/Cor Vos ©
Katusha-Alpecin were in control for the Kittel win

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Yechezkel Aviv (Israel Cycling Academy) and Phil BAUHAUS (Sunweb) hit the parked car

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UnitedHealthcare’s Travis McCabe was one of the riders who came down in the crash

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One of the breaks of the day

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Mostly wet with some dry patches

Schoten - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour Scheldeprijs 2018 with start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and finish in Schoten (Belgium) on April 01, 2018 - 04-04-18 foto JdM/PN/Cor Vos ©

Schoten - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Marcel KITTEL (Germany / Team Katusha - Alpecin) mechanical problems pictured during the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour Scheldeprijs 2018 with start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and finish in Schoten (Belgium) on April 01, 2018 - 04-04-18 foto JdM/PN/Cor Vos ©
A late crash finished Marcel Kittel’s chances

Schoten - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Fabio JAKOBSEN (Netherlands / Team Quick - Step Floors) pictured during the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour Scheldeprijs 2018 with start in Terneuzen (Netherlands) and finish in Schoten (Belgium) on April 01, 2018 - 04-04-18 foto JdM/PN/Cor Vos ©
Another win for Jakobsen and Quick-Step Floors

Final kilometers:

Scheldeprijs Result:
1. Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Quick-Step Floors in 4:23:51
2. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
3. Chris Lawless (GB) Team Sky
4. Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal
5. Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) Vital Concept Club
6. Max Walscheid (Ger) Sunweb
7. Timothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
8. Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
9. Bram Welten (Ned) Fortuneo-Samsic
10. Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin.

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