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The Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider is still recovering from his crash at the 2020 Tour of Poland. Jakobsen has just undergone another operation but will be back at training soon. Will we see him at the GP Monseré?

The 1.1-ranked Belgian race (scheduled for March 7) announced on Twitter that both Jakobsen and his teammate Mark Cavendish had been added to the provisional Deceuninck line-up for the event.

However, Patrick Lefevere, the team boss, has since commented that it is unlikely Jakobsen will be ready to race again so soon.

According to cycling website Wielerflits, Lefevere said: “He just had another operation. He also has insufficient training in his legs. The intention is that he will do a training camp for another month. After that, we hope to gradually give him a taste of competition.”

Fabio Jakobsen
Jakobsen at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve. © Profimedia

Earlier this month, Jakobsen had implants placed in his jaw. The surgery also included further reconstruction of the scars around his face. He should have the stitches removed on February 25 and should be back to training soon.

However slim the chances might be, we hope to see him in the peloton soon. Fingers crossed, Fabio.