Jakobsen wins stage 2 ahead of massive crash in Tour de Hongrie

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QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Teams Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 2nd stage of the 80th Paris Nice cycling race 1595 km between Auffargis and Orleans on March 7 2022 Photo by FRANCK FIFE AFP Photo by FRANCK FIFEAFP via Getty Images

Fabio Jakobsen (Quickstep-AlphaVinyl) (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HAJDSZOBOSZL HUNGARY MAY 12 A general view of the peloton competing in echelons formation due to rosswinds during the 43rd Tour de Hongrie 2022 Stage 2 a 192km stage from Karcag to Hajdszoboszl tourdehongrie on May 12 2022 in Hajdszoboszl Hungary Photo by Dario BelingheriGet

The peloton split in crosswinds (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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HAJDSZOBOSZL HUNGARY MAY 12 Jens Reynders of Belgium and Team Sport Vlaanderen Baloise Green Points Jersey in the breakaway during the 43rd Tour de Hongrie 2022 Stage 2 a 192km stage from Karcag to Hajdszoboszl tourdehongrie on May 12 2022 in Hajdszoboszl Hungary Image byG Dario

Edoardo Zambanini (Bahrain Victorious) in the breakaway (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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HAJDSZOBOSZL HUNGARY MAY 12 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova of Costa Rica and Team INEOS Grenadiers competes during the 43rd Tour de Hongrie 2022 Stage 2 a 192km stage from Karcag to Hajdszoboszl tourdehongrie on May 12 2022 in Hajdszoboszl Hungary PhotoG by Dario Belingheri

Andrey Amador works to split the peloton (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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HAJDSZOBOSZL HUNGARY MAY 12 Jens Reynders of Belgium and Team Sport Vlaanderen Baloise Green Points Jersey compete in the breakaway during the 43rd Tour de Hongrie 2022 Stage 2 a 192km stage from Karcag to Hajdszoboszl tourdehongrie on May 12 2022 in Hajdszoboszl Hungary Image by Dario Beling Images by Dario Beling

Jens Reynders in the points jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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HAJDSZOBOSZL HUNGARY MAY 12 LR Tim Declercq of Belgium Florian Senechal of France and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl and Tim Van Dijke of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma lead the peloton during the 43rd Tour de Hongrie 2022 Stage 2 a 192km stage from Karcag to Hajdszoboszl tourdehongrie on May 12 2022 in Hajdszoboszl Hungary Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images

Quickstep-AlphaVinyle lead the peloton (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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HAJDSZOBOSZL HUNGARY MAY 12 Loe Van Belle of Netherlands David Dekker of Netherlands and Tim Van Dijke of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma lead the peloton during the 43rd Tour de Hongrie 2022 Stage 2 a 192km stage from Karcag to Hajdszoboszl tourdehongrie Hungary on May 12 2022 in Hajdszobosz Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images

Jumbo-Visma working for race leader Olav Kooij (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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HAJDSZOBOSZL HUNGARY MAY 12 Elia Viviani of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers leads the peloton during the 43rd Tour de Hongrie 2022 Stage 2 a 192km stage from Karcag to Hajdszoboszl tourdehongrie on May 12 2022 in Hajdszoboszl Hungary Photo by Dario BelingheriGet

Elia Viviani in the lead (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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HAJDSZOBOSZL HUNGARY MAY 12 LR Andrey Amador Bikkazakova of Costa Rica and Team INEOS Grenadiers and Matteo Moschetti of Italy and Trek Segafredo C attack during the 43rd Tour de Hongrie 2022 Stage 2 a 192km stage from Karcag to Hajdszoboszl tourdehongrie on May 12 by Dario BelingheriGetty Images

The peloton strong out (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Fabio Jakobsen (Quickstep-AlphaVinyl) claimed the second stage of Tour de Hongrie in a bunch sprint that was marred by a massive crash in the final 500 metres. Rudy Barbier (Israel-Premier Tech) was second and Saasha Weemaes (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) third.

It was Jakobsen’s sixth win of the season.

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