Fabio Jakobsen Starts Stable, But Still In a Coma

Six hours after the terrible accident on the first stage of the 2020 Tour de Pologne, Fabio Jakobsen’s condition is reportedly starting to stabilize. It’s just that the Dutch national champion is still not in a coma.

The horror accident occurred just a few meters before the finish of the first stage of the Tour de Pologne 2020, Wednesday (5/8) night. Jakobsen hit the barrier and was thrown off the track. In television replays, a push was made by Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to Jakobsen.

Jakobsen was immediately rushed to the hospital. He received intensive care from a team of doctors at a local hospital. After nearly six hours of being handled by experts, this 23-year-old racer is showing positive progress.

“Fabio Jakobsen’s situation is serious, but his condition is stable. Diagnostic tests did not show any brain or spinal injury. But because of the many injuries, he is still in a coma and will have to be closely monitored for the following days at Wojewódzki Hospital in Katowice,” write the team’s official statement on Thursday (6/8) morning.

They promised to provide an update regarding Jakobsen’s condition. They also expressed their gratitude to all parties who provided support to Jakobsen and the Deceuninck-QuickStep team.

At the same time, another Deceuninck-QuickStep racer, Yves Lampaert, had an accident at the Milano-Torino race on Wednesday night. “Lampaert has fractured his left collarbone. We hope he will recover soon,” they hoped. 

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