Jakobsen promises to return to Valenciana after second sprint victory

VALENCIA SPAIN FEBRUARY 06 Fabio Jakobsen of Netherlands and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Orange Points Jersey celebrates winning ahead of Elia Viviani of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers and Alexander Kristoff of Norway and Team Intermarch Wanty Gobert Matriaux during the 73rd Volta A La Comunitat Valenciana 2022 Stage 5 a 92km stage from Paterna to Valencia VCV2022 on February 06 2022 in Valencia Spain Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Fabio Jakobsen (Image credit: Getty Images)

A textbook lead-out, a second sprint victory in four days and a points jersey to boot: when Fabio Jakobsen (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) said he would be “delighted” to return to the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in 2023, there could be no doubting the QuickStep-AlphaVinyl fast man meant exactly what he said.

Jakobsen could not win every sprint in the Valenciana this year after he was boxed in on Saturday’s fraught finish in Torrevieja. But as he sportingly said on Sunday evening, “that’s life and that’s sprinting.”

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.