Vincenzo Nibali undergoes surgery to remove metal plate 14 months after Olympic Games crash

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Vincenzo Nibali recovers in hospital after surgery to remove a metal plate

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Vincenzo Nibali has successfully undergone surgery to remove a metal plate attached to his collarbone after crashing in the Olympic Games road race last summer.

Nibali was one of a number of riders to crash on the precipitous descent in the Olympic Games road race last August, suffering a double fracture of his left collarbone when he hit the deck alongside Colombian Sergio Henao with 10km remaining.

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