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Cycling: Groenewegen chats about meetings, Jakobsen threatens lawyers


Fabio Jakobsen's fall is one of the worst in cycling history. Nine months later, the Dutchman met the culprit - and is irritated by Dylan Groenewegen's behavior.

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Dylan Groenewegen in 2019


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Nine months after his serious accident on the Tour of Poland, the Dutch professional cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is thinking about legal action against his compatriot Dylan Groenewegen. After a joint meeting of the two drivers in Amsterdam, Jakobsen was disappointed by Groenewegen's behavior, who had pushed him into the barriers on August 5, 2020 in the finish sprint from Katowice. Jakobsen had fought for his life for days after the accident with severe head and facial injuries.

“Dylan did not offer a personal apology or show a willingness to take responsibility for his actions.

I would like to reach an agreement with Dylan, but it takes two, "the 24-year-old wrote on Twitter:" My lawyers will now take care of the further course of action, I will not make any further comments. "

Because of the incident, Groenewegen was banned from the UCI, the world cycling association, for nine months and will celebrate his comeback at the Giro d'Italia on Saturday.

Most recently, he spoke publicly about the meeting with Jakobsen and was pleased with the pleasant atmosphere.

“We sat together in a small room in Amsterdam and could relieve our hearts.

It was a very nice conversation, ”said Groenewegen.

Jakobsen was quite irritated by this point of view.

“I was surprised to read his comments about the meeting.

It had been arranged so that we could jointly understand the accident in Poland, "Jakobsen continued:" The meeting should remain confidential between us and our lawyers.

I'm disappointed that Dylan is talking about it publicly. "

In April Jakobsen celebrated his comeback on the Tour of Turkey, and is currently doing the Algarve Tour in Portugal.

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Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-05-08

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