Updated at 13:50: Fabio Jakobsen has been awakened from the artificial coma, and his condition was, according to the organizers behind Poland Around be 'good'.
the Entire cycling world is waiting for good news from the belgian team Deceuninck-Quick-Step, after their Dutch sprinter Fabio Jakobsen crashed badly in the sprint for the victory at 1. stage of Poland.
But even though the awakening from the artificial coma should go well, so waiting for a major reconstruction of the hollænderens face, who took a hard injury in the meeting with the fence on the final straight.
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- All of the bones in his face are broken, and he lost all of his teeth. It is really bad, says Deceuninck-Quick Step sports director Patrick Lefevere according to belgian media HLN.
- The most important thing is that he lives. Priority number two is to reconstruct his face. Fortunately, no vital organs hit, he says.
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Several riders crashed, after Fabio Jakobsen smoke out of the fence. The worst of it was, however, out of the dutchman. Photo: Luc Claessen/
on Thursday informed the team that Jakobsen had been operated in the face, and that doctors would try to wake him from the artificial coma later in the day. On Friday afternoon announced the organizers behind Poland Around that Jakobsen is now awake, and that his condition is 'good'. Of course, according to circumstances.
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the Accident happened when Fabio Jakobsen and fellow countryman Dylan Gronewegen sat shoulder on the shoulder in the sprint. The latter pushed the Sand out in the barrier with the elbow, but instead of 'pushing' the rider back fell the fence together like a house of cards.
It resulted in Fabio Jakobsen, among other things clashed with a person in the target area on the other side of the fence, where the dutchman then sustained a serious and life-threatening injuries.
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