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Closing of a circle: Fabio Jacobsen won the second section of the Tour de France Israel today


The Dutchman who recovered from a serious injury made a huge comeback and won the 2nd section in Denmark • The Israeli Guy Niv finished in 132nd place

Two years after he was seriously injured and was in a coma, the Dutchman Fabio Jacobsen from the Deconink Quick-Step team, won today (Saturday) the second leg of the Tour de France, which continues in Denmark. 

Jacobsen, 25, was seriously injured in the head in the Polish column in 2020, after being blocked by his compatriot Dylan Khronbeihan in the sprint to the finish line, and hospitalized for a long time.

After a long process of rehabilitation, he returned to the track, reaching the greatest achievement of his career, in the most important bicycle race. 

The second section in the column was 199.2 miles, along the coast between Roskilde and Newburgh, with Jacobsen taking advantage of a series of crashes, including a big one to cross the finish line first after 4: 34.34 hours of riding. 

"Today was an unbearable day," the winner said at the end.

"But I'm happy. A lot of people helped me along the way in the comeback, and this win is to give them back and let them see that it wasn't all for nothing." 

The one who came right after him, is the Belgian Vout van Art from the Yambo Wisma team, but despite the disappointment of not taking the piece, he can certainly be pleased.

Following his ranking in first place overall, the Belgian will wear the yellow shirt in the third section tomorrow.

Guy Niv from Israel Premier Tech, finished the segment in 132nd place.

Tomorrow will be the third and final section in Denmark and will be spread over 182 kilometers, before the riders take off for France.

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Source: israelhayom

All sports articles on 2022-07-02

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