Riders demand changes to finish line safety after shocking Tour of Poland crash

Riders from across the peloton are calling on the UCI to address safety issues related to stage finishes

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Current and former riders have called on the UCI to make changes to the safety of finish lines following the horrific crash at the end of the Tour of Poland’s stage one on Wednesday.

In the closing metres of the 195km stage to Katowice, Dylan Groenewegen of Jumbo-Visma forced Fabio Jakobsen wide into the barrier, sending the Deceuninck-Quick Step rider over the railings and hitting a race official.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.