Tour de France

Tony Martin's surgery successful

2015-07-13 22:29
Tony Martin, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, lies on the road with a broken collar bone after crashing in the last kilometre of the sixth stage. (Stephane Mantey, AP)

Pau - Etixx - Quick-Step Cycling Team have announced that Tony Martin underwent surgery at the BG Hospital in Hamburg to fix the open fracture to his left collarbone.

Martin flew during the night to Hamburg where surgery was performed in the early morning. The surgery went well. Martin will have to respect a period of rest of two weeks before resuming training.

“I would like to thank all the people involved in my transportation to the hospital and the medical staff in Hamburg” Martin said.

“They were all amazing and they allowed me to undergo surgery in such a short time after the crash. In these situations time is an important factor and we couldn’t have done better. I wish good luck to my team and to all the riders busy at the Tour. I will follow the race on TV today from the hospital. It will be strange but that’s life and cycling. I have to try to see the glass half full and keep the good memories. I had a great first part of the Tour with a great team around me. I won a stage and wore the yellow jersey for the first time in my career. A dream came true during this Tour and now I’m already looking forward to coming back one day again and living the great emotions of this race.”

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