Dutch cyclist in serious condition after Polish race crash

The injured cyclists were taken to hospital by air ambulance. Andrzej Grygiel/PAP

Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen, who suffered an accident at the end of the first stage of the 77th Tour de Pologne bicycle race, is in a chemically-induced coma and his condition is described as serious, the race's press office has informed PAP.

Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) was involved in a high-speed collision with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), who swung right and struck him in a sprint for the finish line in Katowice, southern Poland, causing Jakobsen to crash through the barriers.

The injured cyclists were taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Race judges have yet to decide whether Groenewegen will be disqualified.