Fabio Jakobsen included on provisional start list of Belgian one-day race, but team boss says Dutchman probably won’t be ready 

Jakobsen has just undergone another operation and will be back to training again soon 

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Fabio Jakobsen has appeared on the provisional start list for a Belgian one-day race, but his team boss says its unlikely the Dutchman will be ready to race.

Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider Jakobsen is still recovering from his crash at the 2020 Tour of Poland, which left him with serious injuries. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.