Steve Cummings fractures collarbone, scapula and sternum in Basque Country crash

British Dimension Data rider Steve Cummings facing surgery to rectify injury after crashing during stage four of the Tour of the Basque Country

Steve Cummings.

(Image credit: Chris Catchpole)

Steve Cummings is facing surgery after fracturing his left collarbone, sternum and left scapula (shoulder blade) as a result of a crash during stage four of the Tour of the Basque Country in Spain on Thursday.

The 36-year-old British Dimension Data rider was caught up in a crash involving several riders towards the end of Thursday's stage to Bilbao. He immediately abandoned the race and was taken to hospital for examination.

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