La Manga del Mar Menor (DPA) – Fabio Jakobsen won the eighth stage of the Vuelta of the wheel professionals. The 24-year-old Dutchman prevailed on Saturday after 173.7 kilometers from Santa Pola to La Manga del Mar Menor and won Alberto Dainese (Italy) and Jasper Philipsen (Belgium). The three previous flat stages had already divided Philipsen (win at stage two and five) and Jakobsen (success in the fourth section).
For day winners Jakoben it is a furious return. He was pushed on 5 August 2020 at the Poland Tour from his compatriot Dylan Groeneweg at Tempo 80 to the barrier. The sprinter was in the meantime in artificial coma and had lost almost all teeth in the fall. His face had to be sewn with 130 stitches. Only in April 2021 he celebrated his comeback at Turkey tour.
At the top of the overall standings, nothing changed as expected. The Slovenian defending champion Primoz Roglic continues to be eight seconds in front of the Austrian Felix Grandschartner, who had significantly reduced his residue with an attack at the mountain stage on Friday. Before the first day of rest on Monday in Almeria is waiting, it goes on Sunday again into the mountains where Roglic and its competitors will be much more demanded than on the flax on Saturday.
8th. Stage Santa Pola – La Manga del Mar Menor (173.70 km):
1. Fabio Jakobsen (Netherlands) – Decuninck-Quick-Step 3:56:05 hrs.; 2. Alberto Dainese (Italy) – Team DSM + 0 sec.; 3. Jasper Philipsen (Belgium) – Alpecin-Fenix; 4. Jordi Meeus (Belgium) – Bora Hansgrohe; 5. Itamer Unicorn (Israel) – Israel Start-up Nation; 6. Arnaud Demare (France) – Groupama-FDJ; 7. Michael Matthews (Australia) – Team BikeExchange; 8. Martin Laas (Estonia) – Bora-Hansgrohe; 9. Piet Allegaert (Belgium) – Cofidis; 10. Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spain) – Caja Rural-Seguros RGA; … 61. Nico Denz (Waldshut Tiengen) – Team DSM; 75. Maximilian Schachmann (Berlin) – Bora Hansgrohe; 109. Alexander Warrior (Stuttgart) – Alpecin-Fenix; 110. Anton Palzer (Ramsau near Berchtesgaden) – Bora-Hansgrohe; 111. Ben Zwiehoff (Essen) – Bora-Hansgrohe
Total standings single, stand after the 8th stage:
*1. Primoz Roglic (Slovenia) – Jumbo Visa 29:14:40 hrs.; 2. Felix Grandschartner (Austria) – Bora-Hansgrohe + 8 sec.; 3. Enric Mas Nicolau (Spain) – Movistar Team + 25; 4. Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Colombia) – Movistar Team + 36; 5. Jan Polanc (Slovenia) – UAE Team Emirates + 38; 6. Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Colombia) – Ineos Grenadiers + 41; 7. Jack Haig (Australia) – Bahrain Victorious + 57; 8. Sepp Kiss (USA) – Jumbo Visa + 59; 9. Aleksander Wlasow (Russia) – Astana Premier Tech + 1:06 min.; 10. Adam Yates (United Kingdom) – Ineos Grenadiers + 1:22; … * 78 . Ben Zwiehoff (Essen) – Bora-Hansgrohe + 35:31; 97. Maximilian Schachmann (Berlin) – Bora-Hansgrohe + 41:58; 113. Alexander Warrior (Stuttgart) – Alpecin-Fenix + 45:20; 119. Anton Palzer (Ramsau near Berchtesgaden) – Bora-Hansgrohe + 45:35; 160. Nico Denz (Waldshut Tiengen) – Team DSM + 56: 34