Mathieu van der Poel wins Baloise Belgium Tour


Fabio Jakobsen (Soudal-QuickStep) was the quickest within the remaining bunch dash on stage 5 on the Baloise Belgium Tour. The Dutch sprinter captured his second stage win of the five-day race, this time forward of Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Thibau Nys (Trek-Segafredo) in Brussels.

Jakobsen devoted his victory to Gino Mäder, with whom he has fond reminiscences from the 2021 Vuelta a España, saying, “This one was for Gino. I assumed rather a lot about him these previous couple of days and through as we speak’s stage. I had this image of us collectively on the ultimate podium of the Vuelta, each with our distinctive jerseys after a tough race. He will probably be missed for certain, by everybody, however particularly by his household and buddies,” Jakobsen stated.