Tour of Poland downhill sprint finish banned by UCI after Fabio Jakobsen crash

Cycling’s international governing body is implementing new safety measures following a number of major crashes in the pro peloton 

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The Tour of Poland’s now infamous downhill sprint finish has been banned by the UCI, in the wake of Fabio Jakobsen’s serious crash.

Deceuninck - Quick-Step sprinter Jakobsen suffered awful injuries when he was pushed into the barrier at high speed during last year’s edition of the week-long WorldTour race, prompting an ongoing debate about rider safety in the pro peloton.

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