Broken collarbone: “It has never happened before, I feel very disappointed,” he told reporters as he left the hospital. “I feel miserable right now so I have to relax a few days.”
This could jeopardize his Tour, but maybe not. He wasn’t going to win anyway. A break like this usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to heal, during which time he can still ride the trainer, etc., and which would give him nearly a couple of months to prep for the Tour. It all depends on how well he bounces back, how much his heart is in the Tour, and whether he can be fit enough by then. It does look like Giro d’Italia is out of the picture. Here’s Twitter for more.
HUGE promo opportunity: Matt Lauer and Lance on Today in slings.