CPA calls for UCI investigation into Tour de Pologne crash

Gianni Bugno at the 2019 Omploop Het Nieuwsblad
Gianni Bugno at the 2019 Omploop Het Nieuwsblad (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The professional cyclists’ union the CPA has asked the UCI to open an investigation into the crash on the opening stage of the Tour de Pologne in which Fabio Jakobsen sustained severe injuries.

In a letter to UCI president David Lappartient and Tour de Pologne director Agata Lang, CPA president Gianni Bugno reiterated his association’s call for universal standards to be imposed for barriers at finish areas and queried why the race organisation had seen fit to hold a downhill finish in Katowice on a stage that was always likely to end in a bunch sprint. 

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.