Kristian House recovering after being hit by deer during training ride

Kristian House, Tour Series 2013, Stoke-on-Trent

While his Rapha Condor JLT team-mates have been enjoying temperatures pushing 40°C in Australia, Kristian House was forced to spend his Christmas and New Year in England.

The 34-year-old was scheduled to fly to Australia from America - where he lives during the winter months - over the festive period, but a collarbone break caused by a deer on December 20 put paid to that.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.