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Swift to have surgery after Stage One crash

Team Sky's Ben Swift is to have surgery following a crash in the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Swift will now miss the Tour of California after suffering damage to his shoulder joint. Credit: TeamSky.com

He will now miss the Tour of California after suffering damage to his shoulder joint.

The 27-year-old from Rotherham told TeamSky.com, "As soon as I landed I felt it and knew something wasn't right. And because I was at the front when I crashed I got hit a lot from behind. By the time I managed to get up I couldn't move my arm and then the team car came.

"The silver lining was Lars winning the stage and the team obviously looks really strong here. I just hope they can bring it home on the final stage."

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Clancy: Stage 3 one of the hardest

Ed Clancy says today's third Tour de Yorkshire stage will be one of the hardest he has ever tried.

The champion track cyclist from West Yorkshire has been impressed with the race so far, and says he is just happy to get across the finish line later.

He didn't rule out an attempt at competing at the top end of future races though:

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