Back-to-Back wins for Fabio Jakobsen at Olympia’s Tour
After yesterday’s win, today it was turn to keep fighting at Olympia’s Tour stage 4. The bunch had on the menu a fast and flat stage with start and finish in Hardenberg.

Before the stage was even started it became clear that day’s parcour would be ridden under windy and rainy condition. Right after the stage was on, our guys took the head of the bunch before letting a four-man breakaway break clear. They were always controlled by the peloton as their gap was never higher than three minutes. The gap started to fall in the final end of the course, in the bunch our guys together with BMC took the responsability of bringing the break down and ensure the final sprint.

The last two members of the breakaway were caught by the pack with less than 3 km to the line. As they did yesterday, our guys played a perfect lead-out for Fabio Jakobsen, who made all his teammates hard work pay off, and took his second stage win in a row.

After today’s stage our Edo Affini stays third on GC with teammates Marten Kooistra and Julius van den Berg in fourth and seventh. Such a high placement of our guys in the overall classification allows us to keep the top spot in the team’s classification.

Our DS at Olympia’s Tour and team’s Performance Manger, Vasilis Anastopoulos, highlights once again the commitment of the guys to the plan set before the race:

“We knew that with strong winds at the beginning we had a chance to cause splits in the group and that’s why all of our 6 riders tried some echelons after 5 km into the race. Unfortunately the wind was not the strong so after several attempts a group of 4 went away and we stuck to plan B, going for the sprint with Fabio. We send 2 riders in front to assist BMC on chasing them and by the last 5 km the peloton was all together again and the guys once again did a perfect lead-out and Fabio didn’t disappointed us once again, and took back-to-back wins here in Olympia’s Tour. But there’s no doubt that we’ll keep trying for more wins in the upcoming two days.”