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Dutch cyclist Jakobsen in induced coma after crash in Poland

Dutch cyclist Jakobsen in induced coma after crash in Poland

Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was put into an induced coma Wednesday after suffering injuries in a crash on the final stretch of the Tour de Pologne race in southern Poland, organizers said.

WARSAW, Poland Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was put into an induced coma Wednesday after suffering injuries in a crash on the final stretch of the Tour de Pologne race in southern Poland, organizers said.

Sprinting for the win at the end of the events opening stage, Jakobsen was sent flying into the side barriers after a collision with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen.

Jakobsen, who races for the Deceuninck-Quick-Step team, was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition and was put into an induced coma, the Tour de Pologne press office said.

Jakobsen was named the winner of the opening stage and Groenewegen was disqualified following the crash, in which a referee and some other cyclists were also injured. The crash happened in the southern city of Katowice.

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  • First Published: August 6, 2020, 12:28 AM IST
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