'A really bad day. I have no explanation': Fabio Jakobsen casts doubt on continuing Tour de France

Jakobsen survived the time cut by 10 minutes and two seconds, but was a broken man afterwards.

Fabio Jakobsen
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This Tour de France is not going to plan for Fabio Jakobsen. On stage 10, a horrifically hot and humid day in the Massif Central, the Soudal-QuickStep rider was dropped early on by an increase in pace at the front, and eventually crossed the line more than 30 minutes after winner Pello Bilbao alongside his sprint rival Caleb Ewan [Lotto-Dstny]

Soaked in sweat, salt patches all over his jersey and shorts, and his injuries from his stage four crash still bandaged up, Jakobsen didn’t try and sugarcoat the difficulties he endured when asked by Cycling Weekly how his day went.

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