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Dylan Groenewegen suspended for nine months after crash with Fabio Jakobsen at the Tour of Poland

Disciplinary panel rules the dutch sprinter deviated from his line in the sprint finish causing Jakobsen to crash and suffer horrific injuries

Dylan Groenewegen suspended for nine months after crash with Fabio Jakobsen at the Tour of Poland

The Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider was jostling for position with Groenewegen in the final metres, but the pair came together and Jakobsen crashed into the barriers and collided with a race official.

Dutchman Jakobsen was placed into an induced coma after the crash, has since undergone surgery to have part of his pelvis removed and placed in his jaw.

Groenewegen suffered a broken a collarbone in the fall, was disqualified from the race in August.

>> Horror crash left Dutch cyclist Jakobsen with just 1 tooth <<

On Wednesday morning November 11, the UCI announced its decision, with Groenewegen receiving a nine-month suspension from the governing body’s disciplinary panel. 

Groenewegen said: “The crash in the first stage of the Tour of Poland will forever be a black page in my career. During the sprint I deviated from my line. I am sorry, because I want to be a fair sprinter. The consequences were very unfortunate and serious. I am very aware of that and I hope this has been a wise lesson for every sprinter. I follow the news of Fabio’s recovery very closely. I can only hope that one day he will return completely. Closing the disciplinary matter creates clarity. That gives me the opportunity to look ahead again. I am happy about that, even though May 7 is still far away. I am happy with the support I get from Jumbo-Visma, my family and friends. Together we will work towards that day both mentally and physically.”

Jumbo-Visma director Richard Plugge said: “It was a crash where the severity of the consequences was unfathomable. Now that the disciplinary case has been concluded, we can start looking forward again. We will do that together with Dylan. We are relieved that there is now perspective and clarity. We wish Fabio Jakobsen the same. The encouraging reports about his recovery do us good.” 

>> Fabio Jakobsen: I am lucky to be alive says Dutch rider <<

A statement from the governing body said: “The UCI emphasises the importance of acting on any such incidents from a disciplinary point of view in a fair and consistent manner as well as continuously working on measures aimed at improving road safety.” 

VIDEO: Tour of Poland 2020, Stage 1, horrifying sprint crash

 
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