Dan Fleeman is recovering in hospital in Switzerland after have an operation on his wrist to correct a fracture.
The British Cervelo pro crashed during stage two of Bayern-Rundfahrt last week, when a car entered the race and headed for the bunch. Police stopped the car, but it was too late for Fleeman to avoid it and he hit the floor. In addition to his wrist break, Fleeman suffered a deep cut to one of his fingers.
The Staffordshire rider is hoping to have recovered in time for the British road race national championships in Abergavenny on June 28.
“All finished, everything went well, was no big deal, the music they gave me while they were doing the op was the most painful thing,” Fleeman wrote via Twitter.
The 2008 Tour des Pyrénées winner elected to have a local rather than general anaesthetic and was awake during the procedure. Doctors expect that he should be back on the bike within two weeks.
Before the operation, Fleeman spoke to CW: “I don’t think disappointment comes close to how I’m feeling at the moment, but the team have been fantastic, flying me to Switzerland to see a specialist. They’ve even booked my wife to come along for some much needed moral support.
“My main focus is to get this sorted out and then bounce back for the second half of the season.”
Fleeman has posted a picture of himself in hospital.