According to Barbara Jerschina, the doctor in the Tour of Poland, Fabio Jakobsen is in mortal danger. The Dutch rider crashed on Wednesday in the first stage of the Polish stage race and is seriously injured in the hospital.
"His condition is very bad. We are dealing with a serious craniocerebral trauma (brain injury, ed.). His heart worked very well. But he is fighting for his life. Let's cross our fingers for him. He lost a lot of blood Jerschina told various media in Poland.
Jakobsen went down hard in the final phase of the first stage after he wanted to overtake Dylan Groenewegen in the mass sprint. The Jumbo-Visma rider deviated from his line, causing Jakobsen to fall.
The Deceuninck-Quick-Step sprinter flew into the crush barriers at high speed and crashed into a photographer. According to the round doctor, Jakobsen shattered his palate and his windpipe when he fell.
Groenewegen and a few other riders also fell. The Dutchman slipped first over the finish, but was disqualified by the Tour of Poland an hour after the end of the stage.
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