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HIGHLIGHTS - A debut winner following a high-octane sprint on stage 2

Fabio Jakobsen won stage two of the Tour de France in a reduced sprint finish after a late crash split the peloton in Nyborg, Denmark.

Jakobsen, making his Tour debut less than two years after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash at the Tour of Poland, delivered Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl’s second stage win in as many days as he beat Wout van Aert and Mads Pedersen to the line.

The 25-year-old Dutchman had perhaps been under added pressure to deliver a stage win given he was selected for this Tour ahead of Mark Cavendish, but took the first opportunity that came his way.

The peloton crossed the line in pieces after a crash blocked the road with 2.5km to go, but as it came so late in the 202.5km stage from Roskilde, none of the riders lost any time.

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