Jakobsen says Groenewegen lawsuit 'will benefit cycling'

Jumbo-Visma’s Dylan Groenewegen (in yellow) was handed a nine-month ban by the UCI for having caused the crash at the 2020 Tour de Pologne that left Dutch road race champion Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) fighting for his life
Jakobsen was seriously injured and Groenewegen banned after the crash in Poland (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Fabio Jakobsen has said that he is not involved in ongoing legal action against Dylan Groenewegen, but he believes the outcome of the case will "benefit the sport of cycling" and provide clarity on his horrific crash at the 2020 Tour de Pologne.

Jakobsen crashed heavily in the finishing straight in Katowice on last year’s Tour de Pologne after his fellow countryman Groenewegen deviated from his line in the sprint. The untethered roadside barriers exacerbated the consequences of the crash, and Jakobsen was placed in an induced coma as doctors fought to save his life.

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