Dowsett undergoes minor surgery
29 April 2016

Misses Giro d'Italia

Briton to be back training next week after removing collarbone plate and screws, inserted following his crash in January 2015; will not race Giro d'Italia, was part of Movistar Team's shortlist

Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team) will be released from hospital in London today after being admitted earlier this week to have his right-hand shoulder fixed by minor surgery. The Essex-born rider sustained injuries into a crash in January 2015 –forcing him to postpone his hour record attempt, whose first anniversary will be commemorated on Monday-, healed with a prior operation that has now brought the 27-year-old some more troubles.

The metal plate that was inserted to fix my broken collarbone started to show through the skin,” explains Dowsett. “Because of the risk of infection, this had to be removed as soon as possible. They cut me open, took out the plate and six screws and stitched me up.” 

The four-time British TT champion will be back into training next week. The incident will not allow him riding the Giro d'Italia -the Briton was part of the 11-rider shortlist Eusebio Unzué offered earlier in the month-, yet Dowsett has already set his sights on brand new goals for the summer.