Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was put in a medically-induced coma on the Wednesday. Fabio, who had crashed at the finish line in the Tour of Poland’s first stage, is awake and in good condition now. Jakobsen rides for the Deceuninck-Quick Step team.
The hospital in Sosnowiec said that Jakobsen will go through a long rehabilitation process. It also added that his condition is good and there are no neurological symptoms.
“The patient is conscious, follows orders, is disconnected from the ventilator, so he is breathing alone,” the hospital’s director told a news conference. “I think that if he survived such a fall, he will return to sport for sure.”
The UCI had issued a statement strongly condemning the “dangerous behaviour” of Groenewegen. They accused him of causing the crash and disqualified him from the race.
On Friday, Groenewegen apologised for his actions.