After the horrific crash, Fabio Jakobsen was treated for a while at the scene of the crash, after which he was taken to hospital. “His situation is serious, but at the moment he is stable”, Deceuninck-Quick Step said after midnight.
“Research has shown that Fabio has no injuries to his brain or spine, but due to the severity of the many injuries, he is in an artificial coma. His situation is being closely monitored at the hospital in Katowice.”
“We would like to thank everyone for the heartwarming support,” concludes Deceuninck-Quick Step.
Jakobsen underwent a 5-hour operation in the night from Wednesday to Thursday. An attempt would be made today to awaken him from his artificial coma.
Race director Czeslaw Lang: “I spoke with the director of the hospital and I am a little reassured. When I saw the crash, I feared the worst. Now we know that Fabio Jakobsen’s condition is serious, but stable.”
Lang also had news about the official who was also a victim of the crash. “He has injuries to his head, but he is conscious and his condition is stable.”
“I want to thank the doctors and the hospital for their quick help and I wish the riders involved a speedy recovery.”