Fabio Jakobsen cruises to sprint win on opening day of Volta ao Algarve

The opening day was the only expected sprint stage of the five days of racing

Fabio Jakobsen
(Image credit: Getty)

Fabio Jakobsen continued his impressive start to the season by easing to victory on a crash-affected stage one of the Volta ao Algarve.

The Quick Step - Alpha Vinyl rider, who won two stages at the recent Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, was led out strongly by his team and had a clear run to the line in Lagos.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.