Fabio Jakobsen: Dutch rider to return home after Tour of Poland crash

Jakobsen will be moved to a hospital in his homeland on Wednesday
Fabio Jakobsen will be moved to a hospital in the Netherlands for further treatment

The condition of Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen is “evolving favourably” after a crash at the Tour of Poland and he will be moved to his homeland on Wednesday.

Jakobsen had been in a coma following the high-speed crash on 5 August.

The 23-year-old has already had five hours of facial surgery in Poland.

His Deceuninck-QuickStep team said: “Fabio Jakobsen’s condition is evolving favourably, to the extent that he will be transferred to hospital in Leiden.”

The team added that “further follow-up treatment will take place” after he is moved.

In the days after the accident, Deceunick-QuickStep said Jakobsen would face a “long and arduous” recovery.

Jakobsen’s compatriot Dylan Groenewegen, who caused the crash, was suspended by his Jumbo-Visma team pending the outcome of a disciplinary by the UCI, cycling’s governing body.

Groenewegen, 27, apologised for the crash. and has since been visibly upset when discussing the incident in an interview.external-link

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/53744196

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