Fabio Jakobsen thread

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"Patrick Lefevere flew in with a straight leg last week " I love literal translations of idioms. Is this one a karate allusion?

"certainly not those of his estate agents ": his injuries have forced him to sell his house?
Haven't read the original text but...
No, it' s a football (soccer) analogy. When a player tackles someone with a "straight leg", it means going in hard, because there is a big chance you'll hurt someone.
The other case, i assume Jakobsen has the same agent as Groenewegen, and there would be a conflict of interest.
 
Lefevere said in an interview that they removed 130(!) stitches from his face and that he only got 1 tooth left.
The most important thing, is that his palate still has to heal, and that one of his vocal chords may end up being damaged. If this is the case, it could impede his respiration and be a big deal as a pro athlete. He also said recovery will take much longer than Evenepoel's.
 
I read something entirely else from his manager, who did not make any predictions, but said it would not be easy for Jakobsen to become a pro again, that his vocal cords were the biggest problems. At this point I think we (and he) just have to wait and give him time to heal.
But nice that there is hope. I hope that he can deal with this difficult time mentally, because I would hate this insecurity.
 
Lefevere wants him to join the first training camp in December, if not to actually ride, then just to be part of the group. He still speaks a bit slower but he can eat regular food again, even though it's not easy with only one tooth. Maybe he can start training again in January, though it's still too soon to say, says Lefevere. He says one of the first things Fabio said, was if he would ever dare to sprint again.

In the rest of the interview he also speaks about Bennett in green, Alaphilippe (not) in yellow, Groenewegen, van Aert, Evenepoel...
 

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