The Belgian team from Jakobsen said in a statement at the beginning of the night from Wednesday to Thursday: “The condition of Fabio Jakobsen is serious, but currently stable. Studies have shown that he has no brain or spinal injuries. Due to the severity of the injuries, he is kept in an artificial coma. More information will be provided in the coming hours. In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your heartwarming support. ”
UCI: research into Groenewegen
The international cycling federation UCI is conducting an investigation into Groenewegen’s behavior. “We strongly condemn the dangerous behavior,” the UCI said in a statement. “Groenewegen sent Jakobsen into the boarding just before the finish, causing a massive crash. This behavior is unacceptable to us. We asked our disciplinary committee to investigate and take appropriate action against this rider. ”
Groenewegen, who crossed the finish line first, has now not only lost his victory, but has also been kicked out of the race.
The incident provoked many angry and emotional reactions. Team boss Patrick Lefevere from Deceuninck – Quick-Step took the hardest hit at Groenewegen. “This man has to go to prison. I go to court. This type of criminal behavior should no longer occur in the peloton. ”