Greg Van Avermaet undergoes surgery after fracturing ankle mountain biking

The Olympic road race champion will have to wait three to four weeks before returning to training


(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet will undergo surgery on Monday after fracturing his ankle while mountain biking at the weekend.

The Belgian sustained a small, non-displaced, distal left fibula fracture according to a statement from his BMC team, who agreed with doctors to allow him to undergo surgery in Antwerp to help speed up his recovery.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Richard Windsor

Follow on Twitter: @richwindy

Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).