Jakobsen begins road to Tour de France debut at Valenciana

Vuelta Espana 2021 - 76th Edition - 4th stage El Burgo de Osma - Molina de Aragon 163,9 km - 17/08/2021 - Fabio Jakobsen (NED - Deceuninck - Quick-Step) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2021
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Fabio Jakobsen is in pole position to be QuickStep-AlphaVinyl’s sprinter at the Tour de France and the proof is in the lead-out man. The Dutchman begins his 2022 season this week at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, where Michael Mørkøv will be his pilot in the final kilometre.

Since arriving at QuickStep in 2018, Mørkøv has quietly cemented his reputation as the best lead-out man in the world, piloting Elia Viviani, Sam Bennett and Mark Cavendish to sprint victories on the Tour de France.  

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.