RBA/AFP Photo: Bettini
Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen won the first stage of the BinckBank Tour on Monday, claiming victory in a sprint ahead of Marcel Kittel and Caleb Ewan in the Netherlands. The 21-year-old Jakobsen, winner of the Scheldeprijs one-day race in April, will wear the leader’s jersey going into Tuesday’s 12.7 kilometer individual time trial in Venray. The seven-day race, won last year by 2017 Giro d’Italia and world time trial champion Tom Dumoulin, concludes on Sunday, August
Top 5 Overall Standings
- Fabio Jakobsen – Quick-Step Floors – 4:00:50
- Marcel Kittel – Team Katusha-Alpecin – +0:04
- Elmar Reinders – Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij – +0:05
- Dries De Bondt – Veranda’s Willems-Crelan – s.t.
- Caleb Ewan – Mitchelton-Scott – +0:06