Simon Gerrans delays return from fractured elbow until April

In his first race of the season, Strade Bianche, Simon Gerrans fractured his elbow in a crash. Now the 34-year-old has been forced to delay his comeback until April

Simon Gerrans wins the 2014 Liege - Bastogne - Liege (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Orica-GreenEdge leader Simon Gerrans hopes to return from injury at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco in early April, ruling himself out of a comeback in Catalunya next week.

A fractured elbow suffered in a crash at Strade Bianche has not healed as quickly as the Australian had planned and the 34-year-old former Team Sky man has been forced to amend his schedule.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.