Jumbo-Visma keeps much-discussed Groenewegen aside for the rest of this year | NOW


Dylan Groenewegen will no longer compete this year. The Jumbo-Visma rider is kept in the lee by his team after causing the heavy crash of Fabio Jakobsen in the Tour of Poland.

“Dylan will not be in action at all this year. We are going to bring him quietly for the next season”, sports director Arthur van Dongen of Jumbo-Visma told the Tuesday before the start of the BinckBank Tour. AD.

The 27-year-old sprinter pushed Jakobsen in the crush barriers last month during the mass sprint in the first stage of the Tour of Poland. His fellow countryman from Deceuninck-Quick-Step fought for his life in a Polish hospital, but it is now clear that he can make a full recovery.

Groenewegen was quite upset by the events in Poland. He announced that he did not want to touch his bicycle for the time being. “Sprinting is a long way off, I don’t want to look at that in the coming months and we’ll see how things will go afterwards”, he said emotionally to the WE.

Chances were anyway that Groenewegen would no longer participate in a race this year. There is probably a big suspension in store for him. The UCI has opened an investigation into the Amsterdammer, who has been put on hold by Jumbo-Visma until the case is closed.

Sports director Merijn Zeeman of Jumbo-Visma recently announced that Groenewegen had been in contact with the Jakobsen family. “This is not possible with Fabio himself. Hopefully it will soon. Ultimately, it is about Fabio’s recovery and where his needs lie,” he told him. Sport office.

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