Tour de Pologne 'contemplating different scenarios' as they consider changing dangerous downhill sprint finish

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
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The downhill finish in Katowice, venue of a number of Tour de Pologne stage finishes in recent years, may be cut from the race’s route in 2021. The organizers and local officials are in talks over different route scenarios that would avoid riders hitting record speeds in the sprint for the line.

Stage 1 of the 2020 race saw Dylan Groenewegen squeezing Fabio Jakobsen towards the finish line barriers and causing a career-threatening crash with barriers flying and multiple riders coming down.

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