Good evening and welcome to the live blog of the opening stage of the Tour of Poland, marred by a dramatic crash by Fabio Jakobsen after a sprint duel with Dylan Groenewegen.

  • Tour of Poland
  • Heavy fall Jakobsen
  • Injuries unclear

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"Jakobsen put in artificial coma"
Fabio Jakobsen has been put in artificial coma and taken to an ambulance,  Sporza  and various Polish media report. This information is not yet confirmed. According to Renaat Schotte, a well-known cycling reporter from  Sporza , several resuscitation attempts have been made at Jakobsen.

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Groenewegen disqualified in Tour of Poland
Dylan Groenewegen has been permanently disqualified in the opening stage of the Tour of Poland for causing Fabio Jakobsen's heavy crash. This is evident from the results list of the organization on the official website. Jakobsen is considered the winner by the organization.

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Simon Geschke has no good word for the Tour of Poland organization, which decides each year to designate Katowice as the finish. The sprinters pass the line on the descending road in the Polish city at least 70 kilometers per hour.

Every year the same silly downhill sprint in the @ Tour_de_Pologne.Every year i ask myself why the organization thinks it'sa good idea. Bunch sprints are dangerous enough, you don't need a downhill finish with 80kph! @cpacycling

AvatarAvatar Author Simon Geschke Time of places 19: 24 - 5 August 2020

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A strong message from Florian Sénéchal, the French teammate of Fabio Jakobsen. He was the first man to take care of Jacob, who bled profusely, witness the photo of Sénéchal.

I was the first to help @FabioJakobsen. To hold his head. Just by looking at the picture one can understand the shock of the accident. Stay strong my friend. 💪🏼😔

AvatarAvatar Author Florian Senechal-Staelens Moment of Places 19: 12 - 5 August 2020

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Dylan Groenewegen is also severely damaged after the crash he caused in the opening stage of the Tour of Poland. This photo shows that he has multiple abrasions on the back, arms and bottom. The concerns are of course mainly about Fabio Jakobsen.

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"Jakobsen is conscious"
Fabio Jakobsen is conscious, reports a journalist from the Polish cycling website  rowery.org . The Dutch champion is currently still being treated by the doctors. Deceuninck-Quick-Step has not made any further announcements about Jakobsen's health situation.

Tour of Poland · 42 minutes ago

Sarreau is transported to hospital
Marc Sarreau, who also fell heavily in the wake of Fabio Jakobsen, is conscious and is transported to the hospital by ambulance, his team Groupama-FDJ reports. He has X-rays taken there to map out his injuries.

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Fabio Jakobsen is out of the picture and behind the boarding after contact with Dylan Groenewegen. His bicycle is still flying in the air.

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Race director: Groenewegen is disqualified
Czesław Lang, the race director of the Tour of Poland, has announced at the Polish cycling website  rowery.org  that Dylan Groenewegen will be disqualified. He and the race organization will look at further sanctions for the rider of Jumbo-Visma.

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Deceunick-Quick-Step, the Belgian team of Fabio Jakobsen, can currently only report that the Dutch champion is being treated by the doctors. The race director of the Tour of Poland reports that a trauma helicopter is on its way to the finish. According to unconfirmed reports, the photographer Jakobsen collided with had to be resuscitated.

Our rider @FabioJakobsen is being tended to by the doctors after his crash in # TDP20.

AvatarAvatar Author Deceuninck-QuickStepMoment of places18: 47 - August 5, 2020

an hour ago

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Dylan Groenewegen comes across the line in Katowice. The injuries at the Jumbo-Visma sprinter seem to be easy at first glance, but he will especially have a great sense of guilt for causing Fabio Jakobsen's dramatic crash.

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Fabio Jakobsen is treated extensively by the doctors after his horror crash in the opening stage of the Tour of Poland. It is not yet clear how the Dutch champion is on the road.

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Deceunck-Quick-Step team boss Patrick Lefevre once again expresses his displeasure with the behavior of Dylan Groenewegen, who caused Fabio Jakobsen's dramatic fall in the opening stage of the Tour of Poland.

I go to court this kind of actions have to be out of cycling. This is an criminel fact mister @GroenewegenD

AvatarAvatar Author Patrick Lefevere Time of places 18: 34 - 5 August 2020

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The finish line in the opening stage of the Tour of Poland was on a road in the Polish city of Katowice, which ended and where the riders reach speeds of at least 70 kilometers per hour.

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Patrick Lefevere, the team boss of Deceuninck-Quick-Step, thinks that Dylan Groenewegen should be locked up in the cell for his role in the horror crash of Fabio Jakobsen. It is not yet clear how Jacob is doing.

They have to put this guy of @TeamJumbo in jail 😡

AvatarAvatar Author Patrick Lefevere Moment of places 18: 29 - 5 August 2020

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We warn against the violent images, but that is how Fabio Jakobsen fell after Dylan Groenewegen cuts him off.

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Massive crash on the finish line in stage 1 of 🇵🇱 @ Tour_de_Pologne! # TDP20 (📺 @ sport_tvppl)

AvatarAvatar Author World Cycling Stats Moment of Places 18: 27 - 5 August 2020

Tour of Poland one hour ago

Groenewegen wins stage, Jakobsen is hard
Dylan Groenewegen wins the opening stage in the Tour of Poland, but the concerns are with Fabio Jakobsen. The Dutch champion is driven into the gates at the top speed in the last meters of the sprint by Groenewegen, who comes across the finish line. Jakobsen also clashes heavily with a photographer on the side.

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In the opening stage of the Tour of Poland there are still 5 kilometers to ride. Despite a series of crashes, Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen are still in the front. They will naturally show themselves in the mass sprint, but who is the fastest street in Katowice?

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In the Tour of Poland, a Dutchman reports at the front of the opening stage. It is Julius van den Berg, a rider of EF Education First. With his three fellow frontrunners, he still has a small lead of twenty seconds on the peloton. There are still 20 kilometers to go in the first stage, where a mass sprint is expected. Are Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen striking on the Polish roads?

an hour ago

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The first stage of the Tour of Poland has started. The riders cover 195.8 kilometers between Chorzów and Katowice. The track is almost flat on a single hill, so the decision is likely to be in a mass sprint.

Official start of the fist stage of 2020 tour de pologne has started @ 3:51 pm! # tdp20

AvatarAvatar Author Tour de Pologne Moment of places 13: 53 - 5 August 2020

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