Fabio Jakobsen: There is light at the end of the tunnel

ALTO DA FIA MONCHIQUE PORTUGAL FEBRUARY 20 Start Fabio Jakobsen of The Netherlands and Team Deceuninck Quick Step Yellow Leader Jersey Diego Lopez of Spain and Team Fundacin Orbea Blue Mountain Jersey Sagres Vila do Bispo during the 46th Volta ao Algarve 2020 Stage 2 a 1839 km stage from Sagres Vila do Bispo to Alto da Fia 884m Monchique VAlgarve2020 on February 20 2020 in Alto da Fia Monchique Portugal Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Fabio Jakoben at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) has given the latest update on his recovery from his life-threatening crash last August, saying there's "light at the end of the tunnel." 

The Dutchman crashed in the finish straight of the opening stage of the 2020 Tour de Pologne and suffered a brain contusion, skull fracture, broken nose, torn palate, the loss of 10 teeth, and loss of parts of his upper and lower jaw.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.