The state of health of the champion of the Netherlands, Fabio Jakobsen, victim of a terrible fall on Wednesday at the finish line in Katowice of the first stage of the Tour of Poland, is improving. Race organizers announced on Twitter on Friday that he was out of a coma. "We have good news from Sosnowiec hospital. Fabio Jakobsen is now awake from a coma. His condition is 'good'," they wrote.
We have good news from the hospital in Sosnowiec! @FabioJakobsen is awake now from the coma. Condition is "good". # tdp20 @ deceuninck_qst- Tour of Poland (@Tour_de_Pologne) August 7, 2020
Jakobsen, 23, fell heavily shortly before the line of the first stage of the Tour of Poland on Wednesday. The Dutchman was crushed by his compatriot Dylan Groenewegen in a sprint at full speed, on a downward false flat, and was thrown over the barriers. While doctors feared a time for his life, they finally managed to stabilize him late Wednesday evening.