Fabio Jakobsen successfully woken up from induced coma

The rider has been kept in hospital with serious facial injuries since the Tour of Poland crash two days ago

Fabio Jakobsen at the Tour of Poland (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Doctors have successfully brought Fabio Jakobsen out of his induced coma this afternoon, in an important step in the Dutchman's recovery.

Medical staff had initially thought to try and bring him around yesterday but decided to delay it a day when nearly 48 hours would have passed since his crash at the Tour of Poland. The hospital confirmed the Dutch champion was still in a “serious but stable” condition since waking up.

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