BinckBank Tour 2018 Stage 1: Young Fabio Jakobsen outsprints Marcel Kittel

fabio jakobsen - BinckBank Tour 2018 Stage 1: Young Fabio Jacobsen outsprints Marcel KittelThe BinckBank Tour's 1st stage is played out on the flat. The race, which takes place in the Dutch province of Friesland, boils down to a bunch sprint. Fabio Jakobsen outpowers Marcel Kittel and Caleb Ewan to take the first leader's jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage 2018 BinckBank Tour

1. Fabio Jakobsen (nld)
2. Marcel Kittel (ger) s.t.
3. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
4. Kristoffer Halvorsen (nor) s.t.
5. Max Walscheid (ger) s.t.
6. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
7. Matteo Pelucchi (ita) s.t.
8. Timothy Dupont (bel) s.t.
9. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
10. Riccardo Minali (ita) s.t.

GC after the 1st stage
1. Fabio Jakobsen (nld)
2. Marcel Kittel (ger) + 0.04
3. Elmar Reinders (nld) + 0.05
4. Dries De Bondt (bel) s.t.
5. Caleb Ewan (aus) + 0.06
6. Manuele Boaro (ita) + 0.07
7. Dimitri Peyskens (bel) s.t.
8. Matej Mohoric (slo) + 0.09
9. Thomas Sprengers (bel) s.t.
10. Kristoffer Halvorsen (nor) + 0.10

Race report
A group of six riders jumps clear in the early stages of the race. Manuele Boaro, Julius van den Berg, Elmar Reinders, Dries De Bondt, Dimitri Peyskens and Thomas Sprengers race to a lead of 4 minutes.

De Bondt and Reinders win a time bonus of 5 seconds during the Golden Kilometre.

With 13 kms to go the six are reeled in before Jan-Willem van Schip strikes 3 kms later. The Dutchman is reeled in with 3.5 kms out.

In the ensuing bunch sprint Fabio Jakobsen outpowers Marcel Kittel and Caleb Ewan. The 21-year old Quick-Step rider is the first overall leader in the Binck Bank Tour.

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