Fabio Jakobsen provides heartbreak after late catch to win Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

The three riders left off the front were caught with metres to go, Jakobsen then winning the sprint

Fabio Jakobsen
(Image credit: Getty)

A scintillating finish to Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and Opening Weekend after a breakaway trio were caught within metres of the finish line and Fabio Jakobsen won the sprint from the bunch.

The Quick-Step sprinter launched as Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Want-Gobert Matériaux) and Jhonatan Narvaez (Ineos Grenadiers) were finally caught, Lotto-Soudal's Caleb Ewan following but unable to overhaul the Dutchman, having to settle for second place.

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