Dutch bicycle owner in coma after crash

Warsaw, August 6

Dutch bicycle owner Fabio Jakobsen was put into an induced coma after sustaining head accidents in a crash on the ultimate stretch of the Tour de Pologne race in southern Poland, organisers mentioned. Sprinting for the win on the finish of the occasion’s opening stage yesterday, Jakobsen was despatched flying into the aspect limitations after a collision with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen.

Jakobsen, who races for the Deceuninck-Quick-Step crew, was airlifted to a hospital in critical situation and was put into an induced coma, the Tour de Pologne press workplace mentioned. The race’s chief physician, Barbara Jerschina, mentioned that Jakobsen sustained accidents to his head.

Race director Czeslaw Lang blamed Groenewegen for the crash, saying the rider’s actions have been “not fair play.” “Groenewegen changed his trajectory, was pressing Jakobsen to the right side and on top of that stuck out his elbow,” mentioned Lang. — AP

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