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.”