Philippe Gilbert cleared to ride Amstel Gold Race

Despite nursing a fractured finger, Philippe Gilbert will line up for BMC at the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday

Philippe Gilbert attacks, Amstel Gold Race 2014

Philippe Gilbert has received medical clearance to ride Sunday's Amstel Gold Race, despite fracturing a finger in an altercation with a driver last week.

Gilbert shared a photo on Instagram on Wednesday of his surgically repaired finger, saying he had been able to do a long training session despite having pins in the top of his finger.

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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.