Canadian rider Alex Cataford breaks collarbone after going down in Spain one-day race

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Canadian cyclist Alex Cataford will be out four to six weeks after breaking his collarbone in the Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasik one-day race.

The 28-year-old from Ottawa went down when his front wheel was clipped by a rider in front of him in Monday's race in Spain.

"Not exactly how I wanted second part of the season to start," he said in a social media post.

Cataford's Israel-Premier Tech team said Thursday that scans had revealed a far medial left collarbone fracture.

"Alex will follow a conservative treatment plan, therefore no surgery is required, with an expected return to racing in four to six weeks," the team said.

Britain's Simon Yates, riding for Team BikeExchange–Jayco, won the 165.7-kilometre race. Montreal's James Piccoli, who also rides for Israel-Premier Tech, was 18th.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 28. 2022

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