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Tom Pidcock breaks collarbone in training crash

Will Strickson
3 Jun 2021

Ineos Grenadiers rider was due to race in the Tour de Suisse from this weekend, team coach says he's 'doing well'

Tom Pidcock is recovering from a broken collarbone having crashed on a training ride in Andorra on Monday.

The young Brit was due to take to the start line at the Tour de Suisse from this weekend but will instead focus on rehabilitation having undergone surgery at a Girona hospital yesterday.

While he wasn't due to be part of Ineos Grenadiers's plans for the Tour de France, which starts this month, he'll be hoping to recover fully in time to compete for Olympic Gold in Tokyo at the end of July.

Team coach Kurt Bogaerts said, 'Tom is doing well and is already looking ahead and focussed on his rehabilitation. While this means he won't be able to start at the Tour de Suisse this week as planned, he will get back to training as soon as possible and prepare for the rest of the season.'

While Ineos didn't reveal details or the extent of the crash, an image from the scene was tweeted by La Flamme Rouge reportedly showing Pidcock's Pinarello snapped in half and wheels bent from an impact, possibly hinting at a collision with a vehicle.

The average recovery time for a broken collarbone in adults is six to eight weeks so providing there are no setbacks or further injuries the Olympics are still a realistic target.

We wish him all the best for his recovery.