Cyclist Groenewegen suspended after crash leaves Jakobsen in coma


Warsaw, August 8

Cyclist Dylan Groenewegen, who was concerned in a horror crash on the Tour of Poland which left his Dutch compatriot Fabio Jakobsen in a coma, has been suspended by his group.

“Dylan is devastated about what has happened and the, unintentional, severe consequences for others involved in the crash. He feels very sorry,” mentioned the Jumbo-Visma group in a press release on Friday.

“Dylan acknowledges that he made an incorrect transfer by deviating from his line and that he has been appropriately disqualified.

“We have decided that Dylan will not start in a race until the judgment of the disciplinary committee to which the UCI (International Cycling Union) has handed over the incident,” the assertion added.

The first stage of Tour de Pologne on Wednesday in Katowice, Poland was disrupted by a high-speed crash simply earlier than the end line. Jakobsen had hit into the obstacles after he clashed elbow-to-elbow with Belgium’s Groenewegen. The obstacles flew throughout the street which contributed to the crash of a number of different cyclists.

Groenewegen crossed the end line first however he was disqualified as he triggered the collision and the organisers introduced that Jakobsen is the winner of the primary stage. The Dutchman was transported to the hospital in a vital situation after over half an hour of resuscitation. According to Polish media, the rider was put right into a pharmacological coma. IANS



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