Another cyclist killed in an accident: Why must always happen something Bad?

After the heavy fall of the Dutch professional cyclists Fabio Jakobsen at the tour of Poland is killed in an accident another driver. The French cyclist Mickael

Another cyclist killed in an accident: Why must always happen something Bad?

After the heavy fall of the Dutch professional cyclists Fabio Jakobsen at the tour of Poland is killed in an accident another driver. The French cyclist Mickael Delage Team Groupama-FDJ had been flown after falling with the rescue helicopter to a hospital, said a spokesman for the organizers of the race, the German press Agency in Warsaw on Friday. "He is unconscious, his life is in danger." The precise accident though nothing had yet known. "The wheel is up to him to get out of control, he is overthrown."

On Wednesday, the Dutchman was Jakobsen in the final sprint of the first stage at high speed in the shut-off grid crashed into and motionless remained. The 23-Year-old was his country man Dylan Groenewegen has been pushed. After a five-hour Operation Jakobsen had been in an artificial coma. In the meantime, he has regained consciousness and is off the ventilator, as the hospital announced.

security debate flared up

Jakobsens Horror accident has a lasting effect, meanwhile, in Cycling still. In a new security debate is looking for answers. "Why must always happen something Bad, before things change, the UCI turns on and says: 'Now we have to really change something.'", the German professional cyclist Nikias Arndt asked in an interview with the Sport information service (Sid). The 28-Year-old will keep the English-licensed Team Sunweb at the Cycling classic Milan-Sanremo, which starts this Saturday, as the "Road Captain" together. The fatal events of Katowice are not escaped him, however.

He knew the downhill sprint finish, on the Jakobsen of his countryman Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), with around 80 km/h in the barricades had been pushed. And he knows the risk, that's part of his profession. "Crashes are part of Cycling. We're not going to get, unfortunately,“ said Arndt. But the damage can be limited.

discussions about it are not new. It's been a long time since the debate about the number of Accompanying motorcycles stopped after a fatal accident, the Peloton breathing. Now, the shut-off grid back especially, by the Jakobsen crashed, as a weak point in the security system in the focus.

Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 11:19

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