The crash occurred just meters from the finish line as Jakobsen and Groenewegen vied for the victory, with several riders and a race official subsequently involved. Watch ESPN’s 30 for 30: Lance 2-part special on KAYO. news.com.au August 6, 2020 11:54am "This was not the way I hoped to reach the finish line. The moment Dylan Groenewegen collided with Fabio Jakobsen.Source:Getty Images. FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020 file photo, Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen, left, hits side barriers at the start of a crash with his countryman Dylan Groenewegen, 2nd left, on the final stretch of the opening stage of the Tour de Poland race in Katowice, Poland. Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was fighting for his life in a coma on Wednesday after he was thrown over a barrier at 80km/h in a sickening conclusion to the opening stage of the Tour of Poland. Jakobsen is considered a rising star of the sprint in the peloton who made his name in 2019 with two stage wins on the Vuelta a Espana, one of the sport’s three Grand Tours. Cyclist Fabio Jakobsen In Coma After Horrific Crash At Tour Of Poland Race Cyclist Fabio Jakobsen In Coma After Horrific Crash...At Tour Of Poland Race. FabioSTRONG!" "Thoughts and prayers go out to Fabio Jakobsen. Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was put into an induced coma Wednesday after suffering injuries in a crash on the final stretch of the Tour de Pologne race in southern Poland, organisers said. Lance Armstrong also sent his support and added he has "been around this game a long time and not sure I've seen a crash that horrific. His actions have been condemned by the UCI, cycling's global governing body. Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen, 23, of team Deceuninck-Quickstep, is in a medically induced coma after being involved in a violent crash on Wednesday at the … Don't have an account? A brutal, high-speed crash during the first leg of the Tour de Pologne bike race left one of the world’s best cyclists in a coma and another disqualified from the event. The incident comes a year to the day after the death of 22-year-old Belgian sprinter Bjorg Lambrecht, who died after falling and hitting a concrete structure on the 2019 Tour of Poland. Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >. Updated 1209 GMT (2009 HKT) August 6, 2020. However, Jakobsen came off worst, somersaulting over the barriers before colliding with a photographer after Groenewegen had veered suddenly to the right, squeezing his rival into the security wall. “He will be in an intensive care unit and will undergo craniofacial surgery. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Groenewegen was subsequently disqualified from the race and victory was handed to Jakobsen. Later Wednesday, his condition was described by hospital officials as “serious” but “stabilised”. Cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is in a "comatose condition" following a horrific crash at the end of the first stage of the Tour of Poland, according to his team. We sincerely apologise and will discuss internally what happened before we make another statement.”. Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was left fighting for his life in a coma after colliding with a photographer during a sickening crash.Source:Getty Images. "Fabio Jakobsen's situation is serious but at the moment he is stable," said a statement from his Deceuninck-QuickStep team. He has multiple injuries to his head and chest,” said Pawel Gruenpeter, a neurologist at the hospital in Sosnowiec in the south of the country, told TVP Sport television. Deceuninck-Quick Step team boss Patrick Lefevere described Groenewegen’s move as a “criminal act”. Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen endured a five-hour surgery and remained in a serious but stable condition after a controversial crash with Dylan Groenewegen near the finish line of the Tour of Poland. Footage showed 23-year-old Jakobsen, of the Deceuninck-Quick Step, racing elbow-to-elbow with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen of Jumbo-Visma as both men frantically tussled in a tight sprint to the line in Katowice. Jakobsen (right) competes in the first stage of the Tour of Poland. “Our hearts go out to Fabio Jakobsen and others involved in today’s terrible crash on the Tour of Poland,” they said. "Been around this game a long time and not sure I’ve seen a crash that horrific. Tour of Poland crash 2020: Fabio Jakobsen has facial surgery and remains in coma. “His condition is very serious. Fabio Jakobsen has released a personal statement for the first time since his horrific crash at the Tour of Poland, which left him with severe facial injuries and in an induced coma. The crash involving Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen occurred at the finish line. During the final stretch of the Tour de Pologne bike race's first stage, Team Jumbo-Visma cyclist Dylan Groenewegen lowered his shoulder and drove fellow Dutch racer, Fabio Jakobsen, over the panels at over 50 mph. Governing body, the UCI said they strongly condemned the “dangerous behaviour” of Groenewegen. The intervention of specialists in jaw and plastic surgery will be necessary. His life is directly threatened,” Tour of Poland doctor Barbara Jerschina told Polsat Sport. A massive pileup ensued, leaving multiple competitors with injuries and a race official unconscious from his impact with Jakobsen. Thoughts are with him, Deceuninck-QuickStep and his family!" Also on rt.com 'Condition is good': Cyclist Fabio Jakobsen wakes from his coma following horrific Tour of Poland crash 876; 8/6/2020 11:58 AM PT (CNN)Cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is in a "comatose condition" following a horrific crash at the end of the first stage of the Tour of Poland, according to his team. Jumbo-Visma, meanwhile, offered its “sincere apologies” for Groenewegen’s behaviour. “Accidents like these should not happen. Damien Touze “remained conscious despite the fall. "Diagnostic tests didn't reveal brain or spinal injury, but because of the gravity of his multiple injuries he is still kept in a comatose condition and has to remain closely monitored in the following days at the Wojewódzki Szpital in Katowice.". “The time of the operation will depend on the patient’s state of health.”. Fabio Jakobsen’s crash in the Tour of Poland was one of the biggest news stories of this curtailed cycling season. In last year’s Tour of Poland he was third on the opening stage. tweeted Belgian cyclist Jasper Philipsen, who was caught up in the crash. Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering serious injuries at a crash during the opening stage of the Tour de Pologne in Katowice, Poland on Wednesday. Fabio Casartelli (16 August 1970 – 18 July 1995) was an Italian cyclist and an Olympic gold medalist who died at 24 in a crash on the descent of the Col de Portet d'Aspet, France, during the 15th stage of the 1995 Tour de France. Jakobsen collided with a barrier at the finish line of Wednesday's race after Dylan Groenewegen had drifted into the path of the Dutch cyclist, causing a number of other riders to also crash. Groenewegen went on to win the stage, but was later disqualified with the stricken Jakobsen declared the winner. Dutch sprinters Fabio Jakobsen (far left) and Dylan Groenewegen (second left, in yellow) collided just before the line. The shock crash in the Tour of Poland between Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) and Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) sent the cycling world into shock and Jakobsen into a … It added that the incident would be referred to a disciplinary commission to determine whether sanctions should be imposed, while Jumbo-Visma said the team will undertake an internal review of the crash. Hang in there buddy," he tweeted. Sign up, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. “Marc Sarreau suffers an important trauma to the shoulder and also from multiple tearing of the ligaments. Fabio Jakobsen's horrific injury is a chilling reminder of the dangers elite cyclists face on the road. On Thursday, the team released a further update saying Jakobsen had undergone facial surgery overnight and that doctors would try to wake him up later today. "The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) strongly condemns the dangerous behavior of rider Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), who sent Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) into the barriers a few meters from the finish, causing a collective crash at the end of the first stage of the Tour de Pologne," said a statement. Hang in there buddy. “Unfortunately, it is a serious head and brain injury. He has lost a lot of blood.”. “The patient was transported in serious condition, he was placed in a cerebral coma. "I really want to send a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and hospital staff for their prompt care and assistance and I also wish all the athletes involved in the crash a fast recovery.". Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was put in an induced coma on Wednesday after sustaining head and chest injuries in a crash on the final stretch of the Tour de Pologne race in southern Poland. ", Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features. "Crashes like these should not happen. From the section Cycling Jakobsen still has more surgeries to come next year Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is back on his bike after suffering serious injuries in a crash in August's Tour of Poland. Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was put into an induced coma after sustaining head injuries in a crash on the final stretch of the Tour de Pologne race in southern Poland, organisers said. Tennis news: Australian Open 2021 COVID hotel quarantine fur... Cricket news: Australia vs India Test series result, scores,... Big Bash 2021: Thunder Vs Hurricanes, news, scores, result, ... AFL news 2021: St Kilda schoolgirl, Kimberley Duthie spills ... Australian Open 2021: Bernard Tomic, Vanessa Sierra in hotel... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. We offer our sincere apologies and we will discuss internally what has happened before we may make any further statement.". Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is in a coma after being thrown over a barrier and colliding with a photographer during a sickening crash at 80km/h. A statement added: “Groenewegen was disqualified from the race by the commissaries’ panel. To join the conversation, please Log in. Medics attend to Jakobsen after the crash. All times AEDT (GMT +11). Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was taken to hospital after a crash at the finish of the Tour of Poland stage in Katowice. My biggest concern now is Fabio Jakobsen. “The UCI, which considers the behaviour unacceptable, immediately referred the matter to the disciplinary commission to request the imposition of sanctions commensurate with the seriousness of the facts.”, Patrick Lefevere, general manager of the Deceuninck-Quick Step team, tweeted: “I am going to court. He is going to need further medical tests,” tweeted his team. Dylan Groenewegen has been handed a nine-month suspension by cycling’s governing body, the UCI, after his collision with Fabio Jakobsen during the Tour of Poland in August. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Thoughts and prayers go out to Fabio Jakobsen. "The race official also involved in the accident suffered a head injury but has already regained consciousness and is now in a stable condition. Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is in a coma after being thrown over a barrier and colliding with a photographer during a sickening crash at 80km/h. Fabio Jakobsen has given an update on his recovery from his career-threatening crash at the Tour de Pologne, posting a photo of himself to social media for the first time since the race. The cycling world has offered support to Jakobsen. The Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was in a medically induced coma on Wednesday night after a horrific crash at the end of stage one at the Tour of Poland. After Jakobsen's crash, the governing body of world cycling, the UCI, stated that it would investigate all crashes in the 2021 calendar in a bid to improve rival safety. A terrifying crash in the Tour of Poland has left Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen in an induced coma. Having turned professional in 2018 with Patrick Lefevere’s Quick-Step team, Jakobsen donned the Dutch champion’s jersey in June last year. Join the conversation, you are commenting as, news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site, Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >. The drama came at the end of the first stage, raced over 198km from Chorzow to Katowice in southern Poland. "Our thoughts go out to Fabio Jakobsen and other people involved in today's terrible crash in the Tour of Poland," the Team wrote on Twitter. The UCI said it “strongly condemns the dangerous behaviour of Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), who sent Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) into the barriers a few metres from the finish, causing a collective crash at the end of the first stage of the Tour of Poland. Groenewegen, 27, is a four-time stage winner on the Tour de France, including the final stage in 2017 on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Sprinting for the win at the end of the event’s opening stage, Jakobsen was sent flying into the side barriers after a collision with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen. It is a criminal act, sir.”, Medics help Fabio Jakobsen after Wednesday’s crash.Source:Getty Images. He is in hospital for further examinations,” his Cofidis team tweeted. "I followed the situation from the beginning ... after speaking with the director, I can say that I am somewhat relieved," said race organizer Czesław Lang of Jakobsen's condition. "Forza Fabio Jakobsen, stay strong," tweeted 2014 Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali. Others who crashed in the ensuing pileup included Marc Sarreau of Groupama-FDJ as competitors became entangled in a desperate bid to avoid each other as well as the debris from the destroyed barriers. Sprinting for the win at the end of the event’s opening stage on Wednesday, Jakobsen was sent flying into the side barriers after a collision with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen. "After seeing the crash, we feared the worst, but now we know that there are no serious internal injuries or major fractures, and the patient's situation is stabilized. The crash occurred as Jakobsen battled for victory with … " Belgian cyclist Jasper Philipsen wrote on Twitter, while Lance Armstrong said the crash was possibly the worst he has seen in his cycling career. These kinds of actions must be outside cycling. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2021. New to Kayo? His condition has stabilised. The first stage of the Tour of Poland covered 195.8 kilometers, starting at the Silesian Stadium and ending in the city of Katowice. FabioSTRONG! Been around this game a long time and not sure I've seen a crash that horrific.