Tiernan-Locke out with fractured collarbone

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, Lincoln Grand Prix 2012

Endura rider and current UCI Europe Tour leader Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has suffered a fractured collarbone after a crash last Sunday's Lincoln Grand Prix.

"Turns out the collarbone is broken. Felt like it all along, so not sure how Lincoln hospital could have missed it?! Turbo trainer anyone?" he tweeted on Wednesday morning. 

Tiernan-Locke had recently got over a bought of illness following his early season successes at the Tour of the Med and the Tour du Haut Var. 

Riding his first UK race of the year at Lincoln, he collided heavily with a piece of street furniture and then a course marshal around five laps into last weekend's Premier Calendar round four. 

He was taken to hospital and initially discharged without any breaks, although further scans on Wednesday morning confirmed that he had indeed fractured his clavicle. 

It is not known how long Tiernan-Locke will be out of action or whether he will return in time for his next scheduled race, the four-day Route du Sud on June 14.

Related links

Russell Downing wins Lincoln GP for fourth time

Lincoln Grand Prix: Photo gallery

Lincoln Grand Prix: Post-race debrief

Tiernan-Locke reflects on Murcia result

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke: Rider profile


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