Fabio Jakobsen in a 'comatose condition' following horrific crash at Tour of Poland

    The crash involving Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen occurred at the finish line.

    (CNN)Cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is in a "comatose condition" following a horrific crash at the end of the first stage of the Tour of Poland, according to his team.

    Jakobsen collided with a barrier at the finish line of Wednesday's race after Dylan Groenewegen had drifted into the path of the Dutch cyclist, causing a number of other riders to also crash.
    "Fabio Jakobsen's situation is serious but at the moment he is stable," said a statement from his Deceuninck-QuickStep team.
      "Diagnostic tests didn't reveal brain or spinal injury, but because of the gravity of his multiple injuries he is still kept in a comatose condition and has to remain closely monitored in the following days at the Wojewódzki Szpital in Katowice."
      On Thursday, the team released a further update saying Jakobsen had undergone facial surgery overnight and that doctors would try to wake him up later today.
      Groenewegen was subsequently disqualified from the race and victory was handed to Jakobsen. His actions have been condemned by the UCI, cycling's global governing body.
      Medics attend to Jakobsen after the crash.