Quick-Step Again: Jakobsen Wins Scheldeprijs
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?
The wind split the race
Some riders did stop at the crossing
Dylan Groenewegen was less than pleased to be disqualified
Katusha-Alpecin were in control for the Kittel win
Yechezkel Aviv (Israel Cycling Academy) and Phil BAUHAUS (Sunweb) hit the parked car
UnitedHealthcare’s Travis McCabe was one of the riders who came down in the crash
One of the breaks of the day
Mostly wet with some dry patches
A late crash finished Marcel Kittel’s chances
Another win for Jakobsen and Quick-Step Floors
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.