11 Nov, 2020 08:55 PM
Fabio Jakobsen (not pictured) was despatched flying into the facet boundaries after a collision with Dylan Groenewegen (left). Picture / Getty Pictures
Bicycle owner Dylan Groenewegen was banned from racing for 9 months right now for inflicting a sprint-finish crash that left a rival in a coma and with extreme facial accidents.
The Worldwide Biking Union stated its disciplinary panel dominated Groenewegen can not compete once more till Could 7. He’ll miss the spring season of one-day traditional races plus week-long races together with Paris-Good, the place he has received levels in earlier seasons.
“The crash within the first stage of the Tour of Poland will without end be a black web page in my profession,” the Dutch rider stated in an announcement printed by his Jumbo-Visma group.
Groenewegen, who has 4 Tour de France stage wins in his profession, veered proper in a dash to the end line on Aug. 5, forcing Fabio Jakobsen to crash into roadside boundaries.
Jakobsen was awarded the stage win after Groenewegen was disqualified. He was handled in a medically induced coma and left needing reconstructive surgical procedure on his face and jaw.
The UCI stated Groenewegen “acknowledged that he deviated from his line and dedicated a violation” of race guidelines.
“I hope this has been a clever lesson for each sprinter,” Groenewegen stated. “I observe the information of Fabio’s restoration very carefully. I can solely hope that someday he’ll return fully.”