After a serious accident: cyclist Jakobsen from artificial coma

Two days after his serious crash in the first stage of the tour of Poland, the Dutch professional cyclist Fabio Jakobsen from the artificial coma has awakened.

After a serious accident: cyclist Jakobsen from artificial coma

Two days after his serious crash in the first stage of the tour of Poland, the Dutch professional cyclist Fabio Jakobsen from the artificial coma has awakened. "We have good news from the hospital in Sosnowiec. Fabio Jakobsen is after the coma, now awake. His condition is good,“ informed the Tour organizers on Friday via Twitter. Representatives of the hospital want to comment according to news Agency PAP in the afternoon at a press conference on the condition of the cyclist.

it has Now turned on the public Prosecutor's office of Katowice. "Till now, three witnesses were interviewed, including a promoter," said Beata Ksiazek-Nowicka from the office of the public Prosecutor of the Polish news Agency PAP. The police has already collected recordings of the accident as well as the wheels of the injured driver.

On Wednesday, Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto-Soudal) Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick Step) had in the Sprint for the victory just before the finish line to the shut-off grid pressed. Jakobsens condition, according to Doctors in "serious but stable", he will stay first, but in an artificial coma.

Patrick Lefevere, Manager of Deceuninck-Quick Step, had referred to the accident as a "criminal," and announced, to report to the police. "We will not let this rest," he said on Thursday, according to the Belgian news Agency Belga.

Hard punishment required

The many years of professional cyclist Jens Voigt after the bad Crash a hard punishment for Groenewegen required. "I think that the three to six months. It would have to be something that hurts and also to all the other professionals that sends the Signal: Here, a red line was exceeded, we accept,“ said Voigt at Sport1. You could not play with the life, career, or health of a colleague, said the 48-Year-old. "If the line was left so obviously, to the life, limb willingly have risked, it must be also tougher penalties."

Voigt, but also the world Association of UCI complicity. "The organizer asks the UCI for the approval and classification of the race and the track, and the UCI and the technical Commission checked the. Since it has been approved, you can not wash in retrospect, their hands in innocence and put the blame on the organizers push,“ said the 17-time Tour de France participant.

Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 09:20

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