Wiggins to have surgery on broken collarbone

AIGURANDE, France, (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins, who crashed out of the Tour de France on Friday, will undergo surgery on a broken left collarbone and is expected back on his bike within 10 days, Team Sky said yesterday.

“He’s having surgery (…) he’s got a clean break on his left collarbone. Normally it’s about 10 days off the bike,” Team Sky sports director Sean Yates told reporters on the eighth stage of the Tour.

“As far as his fitness goes, with the work he’s done, it’s not going to set him back. The big deal is his ability to race, it’s what we’ve been working for all year.”

Wiggins said on his Twitter feed: “Being operated on Monday (tomorrow) to put plate in.”

The Briton, who was a reasonable hope for a podium finish on the Tour this year, will ride either the Vuelta or the Tour of Britain in late August, before going to the world championships in September.

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