Medical doctors will try to wake Fabio Jakobsen from his medically-induced coma on Thursday after the Dutch bicycle owner underwent surgical procedure in a single day.
Jakobsen is in a steady situation in hospital after a serious crash on stage one of many Tour of Poland on Wednesday. The 23-year-old’s group Deceuninck-Fast-Step confirmed he had not suffered mind or spinal accidents after he collided at excessive pace with compatriot Dylan Groenewegen metres from the road of the ultimate downhill dash and crashed over the obstacles into an official. Jakobsen was airlifted to hospital and positioned in a coma and after present process facial surgical procedure it’s hoped he can regain consciousness.
“Fabio had facial surgical procedure through the evening. His scenario is steady for the time being and later at this time the medical doctors will attempt to wake Fabio up,” mentioned an announcement by Deceuninck-Fast-Step.
In the meantime, Movistar have confirmed that Edu Prades won’t compete in Thursday’s second stage of the occasion after he was one of many riders concerned within the incident in Katowice. Prades spent the evening in hospital after struggling a wound to his again which required stitches and the 32-year-old is ready to fly to Pamplona to endure additional check-ups following a small transverse fracture to cervical vertebra C6.
The incident was brought on by Jumbo-Visma sprinter Groenewegen drifting into Jakobsen’s path and, after he had been disqualified, the 27-year-old’s motion was condemned by biking’s governing physique.
A UCI assertion learn: “The Union Cycliste Internationale strongly condemns the damaging behaviour of rider Dylan Groenewegen, who despatched Fabio Jakobsen into the obstacles a couple of metres from the end, inflicting a collective crash on the finish of the primary stage of the Tour of Poland.
“The UCI, which considers the behaviour unacceptable, instantly referred the matter to the disciplinary fee to request the imposition of sanctions commensurate with the seriousness of the info.”
• The image caption on this text was amended on 6 August 2020 after an company photograph wrongly included Fabio Jakobsen as one of many riders within the centre of the photograph. This has been corrected.