Tears as Fabio Jakobsen makes Tour de France time cut by 15 seconds: 'We had to leave him alone on the last climb'

Should the sprinter survive the final day in the mountains he has two chances at winning again

Fabio Jakobsen
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In one of the most emotional moments of the 2022 Tour de France, Fabio Jakobsen finished inside the time cut on stage 17 by the narrowest of margins of just 15 seconds.

The Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider hauled himself up the 18 percent gradients at the summit of the Peyragudes ski station, cheered by the hundreds of fans who had stuck around and in front of his watching teammates and staff.

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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.