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Cancellara has successful surgery on quadruple collarbone fracture

Fabian Cancellara has successfully undergone surgery after suffering a quadruple collarbone fracture in a feed zone crash at the Tour of Flanders.

Fabian Cancellara is on the mend after crashing at the Tour of Flanders

The Swiss national champion, who went into the race as joint favourite with eventual winner Tom Boonen, crashed after a water bottle hit his rear wheel 60km from the finish.

Initial reports suggest the Radioshack-Nissan-Trek rider, who will now miss Paris-Roubaix, had suffered a triple fracture but surgery revealed a four-part fracture of the right collarbone.

“The bone was put together using a special technique with a clavicle pin, allowing for a better and faster recovery,” read a Radioshack-Nissan-Trek statement. “The removal of the pin, once the bone has healed, requires a small routine operation.”

Meanwhile,  Sebastian Langeveld (GreenEDGE) is also due to have surgery after breaking his collarbone in a crash with a spectator.

“It was really hard, more than 60 kilometers per hour. I decided to divert to the bicycle path and what happened then, I can’t remember,” Langeveld told Algemeen Dagblad.

“I immediately wanted to go on, but I quickly felt that that it was really bad.”

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