Three broken collarbones later, Oscar Onley fulfils 'childhood dream' at Tour de France

Scot targeting a stage win on Tour debut as he develops GC credentials

Oscar Onley riding for dsm-firmenich PostNL
(Image credit: Getty Images)

When Oscar Onley lines up for his Tour de France debut on Saturday, he'll do so with plates and pins holding his collarbone together.

It's a bone that cyclists know well, a common fracture among the bunch, but dsm-firmenich PostNL's young Scot knows it better than anyone. In an eight-month period this past year, Onley suffered three crashes, each of them leaving him with a broken collarbone.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.