Good evening and welcome to the live blog of the aftermath of the fall of Fabio Jakobsen in the Tour of Poland. The Dutch champion on the road is in mortal danger in a hospital after being driven into the gates by fellow countryman Dylan Groenewegen.

  • Tour of Poland
  • Heavy fall Jakobsen
  • Jakobsen is in mortal danger
  • Does not have a brain injury
  • Groenewegen disqualified

We strongly warn against the heavy images, but that is how Fabio Jakobsen crashed in the opening stage of the Tour of Poland after fellow countryman 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

Armstrong: 'Never seen such a crash'
Lance Armstrong also reacts to Fabio Jakobsen's dramatic fall. "I've been in your 'world' for a long time, but I've never seen a terrible crash like this," said Armstrong, who lost his seven victories in the Tour de France due to doping. "Hold on, friend. In my thoughts and prayers, I am with you."

Tour of Poland one hour ago

Schotte: 'A rider said not to go to look'
Renaat Schotte, a well-known cycling commentator in Belgium, was close to the finish in Katowice during the accident of Fabio Jakobsen. "I've seen about five or six riders stumbling away from the scene of disaster. One rider said to me, 'You don't have to go and watch. It's bad," said Schotte on Radio 1. "Scenes you don't want to experience as a cycling reporter. "

Tour of Poland one hour ago

This is what we currently know about the health situation of Fabio Jakobsen, based on statements by a director of the hospital in the Polish city of Sosnowiec in which the 23-year-old rider of Deceuninck-Quick-Step is located:

  • He is seriously injured and in mortal danger;
  • He has head and chest injuries;
  • He is in intensive care;
  • Undergoes facial surgery;
  • His condition is stable;
  • No brain injury has been identified;
  • Also no damage to the organs;
  • Neurological condition will follow on Thursday.

Tour of Poland2 hours ago

Belgian rider Sep Vanmarcke sincerely hopes for a happy ending for Fabio Jakobsen and the man on the side who could no longer give way to the Dutch champion on the road. We now know that the man, a photographer or official, is doing well.

With all my heart, I hope it will be fine with @FabioJakobsen and the man on the side.

AvatarAvatar Author Sep Vanmarcke Time of places 21: 10 - 5 August 2020

2 hours ago

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Steven de Jongh, former rider and currently sports director of WorldTour team Trek-Segafredo, is in mind with Fabio Jakobsen and his family.

My thoughts are with @FabioJakobsen and his family and loved ones! #keepfightingchamp. And his second family @deceuninck_qst ❤

AvatarAvatar Author Steven de jongh Moment of places 22: 36 - August 5, 2020

Tour of Poland2 hours ago

Philipsen also fell hard, but is doing well
Jasper Philipsen, the rider of UAE Team Emirates who fell hard over Dylan Groenewegen in the Tour of Poland, is doing well, he says via Twitter. The Belgian only has some scraping marks from the crash. "This is not the way I wanted to cross the line. But now I am most concerned about Fabio Jakobsen," said Philipsen.

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Hospital director: No brain injury in Jakobsen
Fabio Jakobsen has not suffered a brain injury in his heavy crash in the Tour of Poland, reports the deputy director of the hospital in Sosnowiec in conversation with the Polish sports channel TVP Sport . The spinal cord has also remained intact. Jakobsen did suffer damage to his chest. His situation is currently stable, but in mortal danger. Tomorrow the hospital can better diagnose the injuries in Jakobsen.

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The Dutch cycling association KNWU also shows its condolences to Fabio Jakobsen.

Our thoughts go out to Fabio Jakobsen. We wish him a lot of strength in his fight. 🧡

AvatarAvatar Author KNWUMoment of places22: 13 - 5 August 2020

Tour of Poland2 hours ago

Former rider Christian Vande Velde, who rode in the pro peloton for 15 years, writes that Fabio Jakobsen's crash is the worst crash he has ever seen. "I pray everyone is okay".

Worst crash I've ever seen. Praying everyone is ok

AvatarAuthor VandeVelde, ChristianMoment of places18: 42 - August 5, 2020

2 hours ago

Tour of Poland2 hours ago

Photographer whom Jakobsen bumped into makes up for it
The photographer whom Fabio Jakobsen bumped along the side makes up for in circumstances, according to this photo from the Polish news agency PPA. Just before the line, the man was well behind the crush barriers to take a photo of the final sprint, but was unable to avoid the falling Jakobsen.

The referee after # TDP20 crash. He's ok. Picture from Polish Press Agency

AvatarAvatar Author Daniel Ludwiński Time of places 20: 10 - 5 August 2020

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Philippe Gilbert also shows his condolences to Fabio Jakobsen, who fights for his life in a Polish hospital.

Let's pray for my friend @FabioJakobsen!

AvatarAvatar Author PHILIPPE GILBERTM Moment of Places 21: 52 - August 5, 2020

Tour of Poland 3 hours ago

'Groenewegen expelled
from the Tour of Poland ' Dylan Groenewegen was expelled from the Tour of Poland for causing the dramatic crash of Fabio Jakobsen. This is reported by the Polish sports channel  TVP Sport . The rider of Jumbo-Visma was first only disqualified in the opening stage. Groenewegen is also facing a severe punishment from the UCI, because the international cycling federation announced an hour ago that the case had been submitted to the licensing committee.

Tour of Poland 3 hours ago

Around midnight new update on Jakobsen
Pawla Gruenpetera, the deputy director of the hospital in Sosnowiec, expects to give a new update on the condition of Fabio Jakobsen in two hours. The rider of Deceuninck-Quick-Step is currently undergoing a further diagnosis, after which he will be operated, according to the driver in conversation with the Polish sports channel  TVP Sport . Jacobsen is still kept in an artificial coma.

Tour of Poland 3 hours ago

Sarreau has a serious shoulder injury and knee injury
Marc Sarreau, the rider of Groupama-FDJ, has suffered a serious shoulder injury and damage to his knee straps during the crash in the wake of Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen. That reports his French team. Sarreau, who fell through a loose crush barrier, will stay in the hospital the next night.

3 hours ago

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Alejandro Valverde, world cycling champion in 2018, sends a statement of support to Fabio Jakobsen via Twitter. "Much strength," writes the Spaniard.

Mucha fuerza 🙏 @FabioJakobsen @deceuninck_qst

AvatarAvatar Author Alejandro Valverde Moment of Places 21: 29 - August 5, 2020

Tour of Poland 3 hours ago

Hospital spokesman: Jakobsen is operated on
Fabio Jakobsen is operated on by a team of surgeons and orthopedists in a hospital in Sosnowiec. A spokesperson for the hospital said this in conversation with  TVP Sport , a Polish sports channel. The spokesman also says that Jacob's breathing is stable.

Tour of Poland 3 hours ago

Deceuninck-Quick-Step thanks all the people for their support for Fabio Jakobsen. "When we have more news, we will let you know. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for all the support," writes the Belgian formation. The statement makes no statements about the condition of Jacob.

Tour of Poland 3 hours ago

Thomas De Gendt cherishes his loved ones after seeing Fabio Jakobsen fall in the Tour of Poland. The Belgian also rides in the Polish stage race.

On days like this the only thing you can do is call your wife and kids and say you love them.

AvatarAvatar Author Thomas De Gendt Time of places 20: 40-5 August 2020

Tour of Poland · 4 hours ago

UCI condemns 'dangerous' action Groenewegen
Dylan Groenewegen awaits severe sanctions for causing Fabio Jakobsen's crash in the opening stage of the Tour of Poland. The UCI has brought the action of the Jumbo-Visma rider to the disciplinary committee of the international cycling federation to request sanctions. The international cycling federation speaks of "unacceptable" and "dangerous" behavior.

4 hours ago

Tour of Poland · 4 hours ago

Jumbo-Visma: 'Apologize'
Jumbo-Visma sends a statement after the dramatic fall of Fabio Jakobsen, which was caused by Dylan Groenewegen. "Our thoughts go out to Fabio Jakobsen and other people involved in today's terrible Tour of Poland crashes. Crashes like this should not happen. We sincerely apologize and we will discuss internally what happened before make a further statement. "

Tour of Poland · 4 hours ago

According to the round doctor of the Tour of Poland, Fabio Jakobsen shattered his palate and windpipe when he fell.

Tour of Poland · 4 hours ago

Round doctor: Jakobsen is in mortal danger
Fabio Jakobsen is in mortal danger, reports the round doctor of the Tour of Poland to various media in Poland. "His condition is very bad," said Barbara Jerschina. "We are dealing with severe craniocerebral trauma (brain injury, ed.). His heart was working very well. He is fighting for his life. Let's cross our fingers in front of him. He has lost a lot of blood."

Tour of Poland · 4 hours ago

It is still not clear how Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen are doing. The state of the photographer on the side, who was hit by Jakobsen, is also still uncertain. Both Deceuninck-Quick-Step and the Tour of Poland organization are not yet making any statements about the health situation of those involved.

Tour of Poland · 4 hours ago

In the wake of Fabio Jakobsen, many more riders crashed hard. Damien Touzé of Cofidis is conscious and has been taken to hospital for further investigation, his French team reports. Eduard Prades of Movistar fell hard on his lower back and shoulder and is also checked in a hospital in the finish place Katowice.

4 hours ago

Tour of Poland · 5 hours ago

"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.

Tour of Poland · 5 hours ago

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.

Tour of Poland · 5 hours ago

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

Tour of Poland · 5 hours ago

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

Tour of Poland · 5 hours ago

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.

Tour of Poland · 5 hours ago

"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 · 5 hours 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.

Tour of Poland · 5 hours ago

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.

Tour of Poland · 5 hours ago

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.

Tour of Poland6 hours ago

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

Tour of Poland6 hours ago

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.

Tour of Poland6 hours ago

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

Tour of Poland6 hours ago

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.

Tour of Poland6 hours ago

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

Tour of Poland6 hours ago

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

Video

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 · yesterday at 6:25 PM

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.

Tour of Poland · yesterday at 6:20 PM

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?

Tour of Poland · yesterday at 5:58 PM

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?

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