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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