Jakobsen's condition described as 'stable' after overnight facial surgery

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Fabio Jakobsen underwent facial surgery lasting five and a half hours overnight following a high-speed crash in the finishing straight of stage 1 of the Tour de Pologne.

The Dutch champion remains in an induced coma in the intensive care unit in Sosnowiec. In a statement on Thursday morning, his Deceuninck-QuickStep team described his condition as stable and said that medics would begin to bring him out of a coma later in the day.

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