Groenewegen pushed Jakobsen into the barriers - Tomasz Markowski / AP / SIPA

Dylan Groenewegen finally broke his silence on Thursday afternoon after causing Fabio Jakobsen to fall very heavily at the finish of the first stage of the Tour of Poland, from which he was excluded. The Jumbo Visma sprinter has apologized on the networks.

“I think it's terrible what happened yesterday. I can't find the words to describe how sorry I am for Fabio and others who have fallen or been hit. At the moment, Fabio's health is the most important thing. I think about him all the time, ”Groenewegen wrote.

Ik vind het verschrikkelijk wat er gisteren gebeurd is. Ik kan de woorden niet vinden om te beschrijven hoe erg ik het vind voor Fabio en anderen die zijn gevallen of geraakt.

Op dit moment is vooral by gezondheid van Fabio het Allerbelangrijkste. Ik denk aan hem, constant.

- Dylan Groenewegen (@GroenewegenD) August 6, 2020

“Dylan feels very bad about what happened. He was deeply affected by it. Soon we will discuss the incident in detail with him, ”said Richard Plugge, general manager of Jumbo-Visma training.

Fabio Jakobsen, whose condition remains serious but stable, underwent five-hour head surgery overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, doctors at the hospital where he is being treated said. The latter, who had said they wanted to get the Deceuninck-Quick Step runner out of his coma on Thursday, finally preferred to wait.


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