The horror crash in the Tour of Poland has made even more victims besides Fabio Jakobsen. Movistar rider Eduard Prades broke his cervical vertebra and Damien Touzé (Cofidis) was operated on his finger.
Many riders from the peloton got involved in the huge crash just before the finish of the first stage. Fabio Jakobsen was the worst victim, but by no means the only one.
Eduard Prades also ended up in the hospital because of the incident. The Movistar cyclist broke one of his cervical vertebrae. The 32-year-old Spaniard came into heavy contact with the fences that were scattered here and there on the finish lane after the crash. He also has injuries to his back, shoulder and ribs.
Prades will of course not start at the start of the second stage in the stage race today. Prades will be transferred from Katowice to Movistar headquarters in Pamplona where he will be further investigated and recovered.
24-year-old Frenchman Damien Touzé got off with a triple fracture on his index finger. “The operation went well,” his team Cofidis said. Touzé found himself in the 7th position in the heat of the race during the sprint.