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Brian Robinson: 'I'll wait until Cav's back on his bike and I'll join him.'

Brian Robinson says he hopes to be back on his bike as soon as possible and may even wait until Tour de France rider Mark Cavendish can join him.

The ProTeam Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider suffered a broken collarbone as he crashed out of the Tour de France on the Stage One sprint into Harrogate where his mother lives.

The 83-year-old can claim bragging rights though having suffered a broken collarbone, six broken ribs and a punctured lung.

He says he might wait until Cavendish is back in the saddle so he can join him on the road to recovery:

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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.

Read: Cycling legend Brian Robinson in hospital after crash

Stars hoping for Robinson's speedy recovery

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Funny how my grandad gets more recognition now than when he was winning races. Made up http://t.co/qvkr9xvkVR

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Veteran cyclist Robinson in hospital after crash

Brian Robinson
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.

After the Tour ..... the tourists take notice

The Tour de France showcased to the world the best of what Yorkshire has to offer. And the latest tourism polls show that the world took notice.

A quarter of people surveyed in the UK now want to visit, after seeing the tour's success. The excitement - and economy - generated by Le Grand Depart remains in many of the towns and villages. Jonny Blair reports from Hawes in North Yorkshire.

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:

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.@mjmjcj it's on the mend thank you. I have some great people helping me out.

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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