Skjelmose impresses at UAE Tour at the age of 20

Mattias Skjelmose Jensen
Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (Image credit: Cyclingnews)

Sixth at the UAE Tour on his WorldTour debut, Denmark’s Mattias Skjelmose Jensen gave one more signal that the current crop of talented young cyclists don’t need to mature to perform at the highest level as he ousted Vincenzo Nibali from the leadership role at Trek-Segafredo.

“I didn’t expect to do so well. I didn’t come to the UAE to ride for GC myself but mainly to help Vincenzo to do that," Skjelmose, who is eight months younger than Remco Evenepoel, declared at the start of the concluding stage.

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