Fabio Jakobsen has had another round of successful facial surgery. He now has 10 new teeth that he says are “amazing.”
After his terrible crash at the Tour of Poland last August, which sent him to the hospital fighting for his life, the Dutchman has made a spectacular comeback to the sport in recent months.
Jakobsen goes to the surgery clinic often because he has broken almost all of the bones in his face and lost all but a few of his teeth. He recently got dental implants.
He wrote on Instagram, “I’m very thankful for all the work that was done to give me my teeth back.
“Starting with Prof. Gert Meijer and Drs. Jeroen Liebregts. Thank you both and all of your other medical and dental coworkers for the help and work over the last eight months. All of you have been great.
“Also Michiel Wouters, who made the bridges for the implants. I think the result is amazing, and I’m glad for it. “I think they’re lovely.”
The 24-year-old continued to argue with Dylan Groenewegen, the Jumbo-Visma rider who caused the crash in Poland, at the Tour of Turkey in April.
He was part of a successful Deceuninck–Quick-Step team that won four sprint stages with Mark Cavendish, and Jakobsen has easily adjusted to the demands of the peloton.
The two-time winner of Scheldeprijs, which is often called the world championships for sprinters, has also raced in the Volta ao Algarve and Critérium du Dauphiné since his return race.
He hasn’t raced in a sprint yet, but he’ll be at the Vuelta an Espaa for the second time in August. Before that, this weekend at the Dutch National Championships, the winners of 18 professional races will compete for the title.
“Now let’s move on to the next bike goals,” he said. “This weekend, I won my first national championship with a big smile on my face. Next up are training camp Livigno, Tour de Wallonië and La Vuelta a España.”