Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 9, 2016

In Tuesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Morton wins Tour of Utah in stunning finale; Bujak wins Route de France stage 1; Annemiek van Vleuten OK but disappointed after horrific crash in women’s Olympic road race; With Tour of Utah winner Lachlan Morton, there’s more than meets the eye; Lucinda Brand signs with Liv-Plantur; Frank to AG2R La Mondiale for two years; Successful surgery for Nibali; Henao ordered to rest in lieu of surgery after Rio crash; Ironman Boulder athlete killed by vehicle during cycling leg of race; Military explodes suspicious bag at finish during men’s road race; Researchers studying cycling to speed intensive care recovery; Tour of Utah recap video; Bike commuter nearly crashes out breakaway

Successful surgery for Nibali

by CyclingTips

Italian Vincenzo Nibali returned home following his crash on the final descent of the Olympic road race to undergo surgery for a fractured collarbone. His Astana team reports that the surgery was a success.

“[Nibali] had a double fracture of the left collarbone — the fracture near the sternum was incomplete and thus has not been subjected to any treatment, while the distal one, near the acromion clavicular joint,  has been surgically reduced with the application of a metal plate,” a statement said.

Nibali crashed with Colombian Sergio Henao while leading the men’s road race on a technical descent, in the closing kilometres of the race.

He is expected to be released from hospital on Monday and if there are no complications, he can resume activity in 10 days.

Click through to read more at Team Astana.