Deceuninck-QuickStep brings you the latest news from Fabio Jakobsen. The Dutch national champion underwent facial surgery for five hours on Wednesday (5/8) evening local time. Now the team of doctors is trying to wake Jakobsen from a coma.
The operation was carried out following a terrible accident at the first stage of the 2020 Tour de Pologne last night. Jakobsen is thrown off the track due to a push from Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma). At that time the two of them were competing in a fast sprint towards the finish line.
The incident seriously injured Jakobsen. He even fell into a coma. Jakobsen was immediately rushed to the hospital. After hours of being handled by the medical team, the 23-year-old driver’s condition began to stabilize. It’s just that he’s still in a coma.
“Fabio Jakobsen underwent facial surgery on Wednesday night. His condition is stable at this time. The team of doctors will try to wake him up,” wrote the official Deceuninck-QuickStep statement, Thursday (6/8) afternoon. “Once again, we want to thank you for your generous support!” he added.
Jakobsen isn’t the only victim in this horror accident. At least half a dozen racers were injured. Including Marc Sarreau (Groupama-FDJ), Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates), Damien Touze (Cofidis), Eduard Prades (Movistar), and Groenewegen himself. Also one of the judges.
Those seriously injured were sent to the Provincial Specialist Hospital in Sosnowiec to receive further medical assistance. “After seeing the accident, we were worried for the worst, but now we know that Fabio Jakobsen is in a stable condition,” said CzesÅ ?? aw Lang, Director of Tour de Pologne.
“One of the judges has also regained consciousness and is in a stable condition. I would like to thank the doctors and hospital staff for their help and prompt treatment. I wish all accident victims a speedy recovery,” Lang hoped in his official statement.