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Cycling legend suffers punctured lung in crash

Yorkshire's very own Tour de France legend Brian Robinson remains in hospital after a crash near his home yesterday.

His son in law, Martyn Bolt, told ITV Calendar that the 83-year-old had suffered a broken collarbone, six broken ribs and a punctured lung in the collision.

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Stars hoping for Robinson's speedy recovery

Veteran cyclist Robinson in hospital after crash

Brian Robinson Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Yorkshire cycling legend Brian Robinson is in hospital tonight after a collision with a car.

Mr Robinson, 83, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital this afternoon after a crash involving a blue Volkswagen Passat in Lees Hall Road in Thornill Lees just after 1pm.

He suffered severe cuts and bruises, as well as a suspected broken collar bone.

Mr Robinson is being kept in hospital tonight for observations.

Mr Robinson, who lives in Mirfield, was the first British man to complete the Tour de France and the first Brit to win a stage – both in the 1950s.

Mark Cavendish pledges 2015 Tour appearance

Mark Cavendish has been on Twitter today for an impromptu Q&A session. He has been asked about his diet, racing rituals and techniques as well as his hobbies and interests.

As expected though, many fans have been asking about the shoulder injury he suffered on Stage One of the Tour de France:

Asked whether he thought Team Sky would regret not putting Bradley Wiggans and Chris Froome in their line up, especially following Froome's injury and withdrawal, Cavendish was carefully diplomatic in his response:

But he is determined to be back up and running in good time to compete for next year's Tour.

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Hull plays host to elite cycle race

The country's top cyclists are in Hull today, competing in one of the most elite road races in Britain. It comes just days after the roaring success of Yorkshire's Grand Depart.

Country's elite riders will race in Hull

The city is playing host to the British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships, which has seen many high profile riders topping the podium over the years, including former road world champion Mark Cavendish and Yorkshire's Lizzie Armitstead.

The championships are fiercely contested by the country’s top professional riders who will be battling it out for the honour of wearing the red, white and blue striped jersey of British national champion for the next 12 months. The women's race is scheduled to start at 6.15pm with the men's at 8.15.

Cavendish to miss Commonwealth Games with injury

Mark Cavendish will undergo shoulder surgery on Wednesday and faces around six weeks out following his Tour de France-ending crash on stage one in Harrogate last Saturday.

Cavendish crashes in Harrogate

The 29-year-old from the Isle of Man ruptured all ligaments around his acromioclavicular joint and a separated shoulder as he sought a first yellow jersey of his career, his Omega Pharma-QuickStep team has confirmed.

"The surgery to stabilize the AC joint will take place on Wednesday, July 9," the Belgian squad said in a statement.

"The recovery time after the surgery will be around six weeks."

It means the Manxman will miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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