Dylan Groenewegen was Wednesday in a split second cykelverdenens most hated figure.
Here you got the Dutch Jumbo-Visma-sprinter namely running compatriot and competitor, Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) in the barrier during the sprint on the 1. stage of Poland.
Jacobsen flew at high speed through the barrier and sustained so severe head injuries that the doctors are to begin with stated to him in mortal danger.
the Page is Jakobsens condition stabilized, although he remains being held in a coma at the hospital in Katowice.
Groenewegen, who was disqualified and pulled out of the race, put on Thursday for the first time the words on his feelings:
'I hate what happened yesterday. I can't find the words to describe how sorry I am for Fabio and the others that crashed or was hit.'
'Right now is Fabios health the most important. I'm thinking of him all the time,' writes the Dutch sprinter.
Meanwhile, it goes in the right direction for Fabio Jakobsen, who broke bones in most of the face - eye sockets, and both over - and under jaw.
He was subsequently operated upon in five hours, and the message from Deceuninck-QuickStep was the first, to the Polish doctors already Thursday would bring him out of his coma. But the plan is according to the Polish news agency PAP now been moved.
- We are trying step by step to get the patient out of his artificial coma. It will likely happen Friday morning. Then there is also more to report about his health, says a spokesperson for the hospital in Katowice to the CARDBOARD.
After Groenewegens disqualification was Fabio Jakobsen touted as the winner of the 1. stage, when he actually passed the finish line after his crash.
Thus there was no race to start at 2. stage, which was won by Danish world champion Mads Pedersen. He runs, thus, in the yellow jersey on Friday's stage.
in Addition to the Trek-Segafredo-rider are five other people in the course: Jakob Fuglsang, and Jonas Gregaard (Astana), Jesper Hansen (Cofidis), Casper Pedersen (Sunweb) and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma).
Poland will be settled Sunday.
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