Fabio Jakobsen is likely to make his comeback in the cycling peloton next month. The Deceuninck-Quick-Step sprinter focuses on participating in the Tour of Turkey, which is on the calendar from 11 to 18 April.
Jakobsen is in the final phase of his recovery after his heavy crash in the Tour of Poland seven months ago. Earlier this month, the 24-year-old rider from Heukelum already resumed training with his Belgian team.
“Fabio spent a month in Spain with his girlfriend to train. His girlfriend rides the moped, which is handy. It would be nice if he can return to the Tour of Turkey,” said Deceuninck-Quick team boss Patrick Lefevere Step up on Sunday VTM News.
“Then we will see what progress he is making. Whether we talk to each other a lot? We regularly send a whatsapp or call. In the beginning it was difficult to talk because of his battered mouth and all the operations.”
Shortly after the violent fall in Poland, Jakobsen fought for his life in the hospital and in recent months underwent several operations, mainly to repair the damage to his face. This month, stitches in his mouth were removed, after which he was allowed to train again.
The Tour of Turkey is a pro-continental race, one level below the WorldTour. The event was canceled last year due to the corona pandemic.
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