Fabio Jakobsen 'fairytale' keeps Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl flying high at Tour de France

Yves Lampaert might have lost the yellow jersey, but two wins in two days mean an almost-perfect Grand Départ

Fabio Jakobsen
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The Tour de France press corp drove past the small Danish town of Mørkøv as it made its way from Roskilde to Nyborg on the hors course route while the peloton covered the 202km stage.

Sure, it was a barely noticeable point on the map, a town with less than 2,000 inhabitants, but it was a fitting reminder of Michael Mørkøv, the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl leadout man responsible for his teammate and sprinter Fabio Jakobsen.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.