(BBC) – Several riders and a race official were caught up in a horrifying crash on stage one of the Tour of Poland.Dylan Groenewegen, 27, drifted across the road in the final, downhill sprint and he and fellow Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen collided at high speed just before the line in Katowice.Jakobsen, 23, then fell over the barriers and collided with an official.Groenewegen, who was subsequently disqualified, and several other riders also fell after crossing the line.Cycling’s governing body UCI said it “strongly condemns the dangerous behaviour of Groenewegen”.A statement read: “The UCI, which considers the behaviour unacceptable, immediately referred the matter to the disciplinary commission to request the imposition of sanctions commensurate with the seriousness of the facts.”Race organisers said an air ambulance was called to the finish but the condition of those involved in the crash has not been confirmed.Deceuninck-QuickStep said their rider, Jakobsen, was being tended to by doctors.Jumbo-Visma sprinter Groenewegen was initially named the stage winner before being disqualified.“Our thoughts go out to Fabio Jakobsen and other people involved in today’s terrible crash in the Tour of Poland – crashes like these should not happen,” said Jumbo-Visma on Twitter.“We offer our sincere apologies and we will discuss internally what has happened before we may make any further statement.”The podium ceremony was cancelled and the stage results have not been released.
Tipp FM’s coverage of Tipperary V Longford gets underway at 4.50 on Saturday and will be brought to you in association with Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles.We’ll also have live commentary on Tipperary V Kilkenny in Division 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League on Saturday evening from 6.50. Our coverage is with thanks to Donal Ryan Motor Group – Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea and Arrabawn Store, Tyone, Nenagh. If the Premier reach the Division 3 final they’ll end up playing on five successive weekends.Their programme has been further complicated by the postponment of the game with Longford last Sunday, which will now take place this Saturday evening.While the Tipp boss isn’t convinced of the sense of what might be looming ahead he says he’s not looking beyond the clash with the Leinster county at this stage.
Tennis Davis Cup representation of B&H in Helsinki defeated Finland with the result 2:0 during the first day of matches for the 2 round of second group of Euro -African zone.Damir Džumhur won the first point for B&H team, as expected he defeated Juhu Paukku with the result 6:3, 7:6 (4), 6:4.Mirza Bašić in the second single match of the program after a long game of 3 hours and 10 minutes managed to defeat the 45th tennis player in the ATP list – Jarkko Nieminen with the result 3:2 (6:3, 6:7(3), 6:3, 3:6, 8:6).Double matches will be played on Saturday, where B&H representatives Mirza Bašić – Tomislav Brkić will play against Jarkko Nimeminen and Henri Kontinen.Two single matches will take place on Sunday, on the last day of the program, where Džumhur will play against Nieminen, and Bašić against Paukku.The winner of the matches Finland -B&H to join the first group of Euro-African zone will play as a host against the winner of South Africa-Lithuania. (Source: Fena)