Yesterday it could be seen in the Sprint of the first stage of the Tour of poland one of the most terrible scenes that have occurred in cycling in recent years.
In the final sprint Dylan Groenewegen y Fabio Jakobsen luchaban for the triumph of the stage, where at the decisive moment
Groenewegen raised his right arm a little and Jakobsen stepped aside who, without a gap, ended up crashing into the road protections, falling to the ground and in turn throwing many other runners.
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As reported by Polish television, Jakobsen is "in induced coma»With severe brain trauma.
His condition is very serious and his life is in danger, explained the doctor of the test.
La last update Fabio Jakobsen's state of health has been given this midnight by the Deceunick-Quick Step.
Diagnostic tests revealed no brain or spinal injuries, but due to the severity of his multiple injuries, the runner is kept in an induced coma.
Jakobsen will continue to be closely watched over the next few days at the Wojewódzki Szpital in Katowice. His circulatory and respiratory situation is stable, within gravity
Groenewegen entered first, but was disqualified.
Groenewegen was the first to cross the finish line, he also ended up falling to the ground after the succession of events.
After seeing what happened the organization decided to disqualify him for considering him the cause of the accident and granting victory to Jakobsen.
The World Tour event lasts five days and includes cyclists of the stature of Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Wout Poels (Bahrain McLaren), Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and the current champion of the Giro Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos)