UCI on Tour de Pologne crash: Dylan Groenewegen's behaviour is unacceptable
Aug 06 2020 02:52 am CET

UCI on Tour de Pologne crash: Dylan Groenewegen's behaviour is unacceptable
UCI on Tour de Pologne crash: Dylan Groenewegen's behaviour is unacceptable
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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has condemned Dylan Groenewegen's actions that led to a heavy crash at the end of the first stage in the Tour de Pologne.

The first stage of the competition came down to a final sprint between Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step). The rider of Jumbo-Visma seemed to swerve from his line and push Jakobsen against the barriers, causing a heavy crash that has put in danger the life of the sprinter of Deceuninck-Quick-Step.

"The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) strongly condemns the dangerous behaviour of rider Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Wisma), who sent Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) into the barriers a few metres from the finish, causing a collective crash at the end of the first stage of the Tour of Poland," said the UCI through a statement. "Groenewegen was disqualified from the race by the commissaires' panel.

"The UCI, which considers the behaviour unacceptable, immediately referred the matter to the Disciplinary Commission to request the imposition of sanctions commensurate with the seriousness of the facts. Our Federation is wholeheartedly with the affected riders."




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