Jasper Philipsen pips Fabio Jakobsen to sprint victory on Vuelta a España stage two

The Belgian took the first sprint stage of this Spanish Grand Tour

Vuelta a España
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Jasper Philipsen pipped Fabio Jakobsen to the stage two sprint victory at the 2021 Vuelta a España.

Michael Matthews settled for third ahead of Juan Sébastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates), while Alex Aranburu rounded out the top five.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

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