Already under threat of sanction from the International Cycling Union, the cyclist Dylan Groenewegen, has just been suspended by his Jumbo-Visma team. On Wednesday, during the Tour of Poland, he contributed to the downfall of Fabio Jakobsen. The latter spent two days in a coma.
Suspended pending the decision of the UCI
Jumbo-Visma therefore decided to put aside the Dutch sprinter after the accident of his compatriot Fabio Jakobsen. "We have decided that Dylan will no longer participate in races until the International Cycling Union has made a decision about the incident," the team said in a statement on Friday.
This suspension comes after the heavy fall of Jakobsen, shortly before the finish line of the first stage of the Tour of Poland, Wednesday in Katowice. The defending Dutch champion was crushed by Dylan Groenewegen in a sprint at full speed, downhill, and was thrown over the barriers. The international federation "strongly condemned the dangerous behavior" of Groenewegen. After crossing the line first, he was then disqualified by the jury of commissioners.
Two days of artificial coma for Jakobsen
In a tweet, Dylan Groenewegen expressed remorse on Thursday. "I find what happened yesterday terrible. I can't find the words to describe how sorry I am for Fabio and the others who have fallen or been hit. At the moment, Fabio's health is the thing. most important. I think about him, constantly. "
Jakobsen spent two days in an induced coma, which he recovered from on Friday. After the accident, his vital prognosis was engaged as explained by the doctor of the race evoking "an enormous loss of blood and serious injuries". Groenewegen was operated on for a broken collarbone.