Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen is out of a coma and in a “good” condition, according to the Tour of Poland organisers.
The 23-year-old was involved in a high-speed crash at the finish of the opening stage of the race on Wednesday.
Jakobsen had facial surgery, but his Deceuninck-QuickStep team denied he had suffered head and brain injuries.
“Fabio Jakobsen is awake now from the coma. Condition is good,” read a tweet from race organisers.
Jakobsen’s compatriot Dylan Groenewegen apologised for causing the crash.
The 27-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider, who was criticised by governing body the UCI, drifted across the road as he contested the sprint finish in Katowice.
‘This win is for Fabio’
Deceuninck-QuickStep team-mate Andrea Bagioli dedicated his first professional victory to Jakobsen after sprinting home on the opening stage of the Tour de l’Ain in Ceyzeriat on Friday.
“Thanks to my team. This win is for Fabio,” he said.
Team Ineos’ general classification contenders Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal finished alongside the leaders in a bunch finish, but Chris Froome, who is leaving the team for Israel Start-Up Nation at the end of 2020, lost time on his rivals.
The three-day race concludes at the top of Grand Colombier on Sunday.