Fabio Jakobsen out of coma and in good condition – Tour of Poland

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Dutch sprinters Fabio Jakobsen (far left) and Dylan Groenewegen (left) collide just before the line in a crash on stage one of the Tour of Poland

Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen is out of a coma and in a “good” condition, according to the Tour of Poland organisers.

The 23-year-old suffered a high-speed crash at the finish of the opening stage of the race on Wednesday.

Jakobsen had facial surgery, but his Deceuninck-QuickStep team denied he had suffered head and brain injuries.

“Fabio Jakobsen is awake now from the coma. Condition is good,” read a tweet from race organisers.external-link

Jakobsen’s compatriot Dylan Groenewegen apologised for causing the crash.

The 27-year-old, who has been criticised by governing body the UCI, drifted across the road as he contested the sprint finish in Katowice.

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