2021 Photo Contest, Sports, 3rd Prize

Tour of Poland Cycling Crash


Tomasz Markowski

05 August, 2020

Dutch cyclist, Dylan Groenewegen (left), crashes meters before the finish line, after colliding with fellow countryman Fabio Jakobsen during the first stage of the Tour of Poland, in Katowice, Poland.

Groenewegen had deviated from his line, veering towards the right barrier and leaving little room for Jakobsen, sending him crashing over the barricade. The two had been competing for first place in the stage, and were traveling at around 80 kilometers per hour. Jakobsen sustained severe injuries, underwent a five-hour operation, and spent a week in intensive care. Groenewegen broke his collarbone. He was disqualified from the race and received a nine-month suspension from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Jakobsen was awarded first place for stage one.

About the photographer

Tomasz Markowski

Tomasz Markowski has been a sports photographer for over 20 years.  He specializes in ski jumping and cycling photography. Markowski is based in Poland and since 1999 ...

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