Fractured collarbone means Deignan will miss World Championships

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

Fractured collarbone means Deignan will miss World Championships
Letterkenny cyclist Philip Deignan will miss the Road World Championships in Italy having fractured his collarbone at the Tour of Britain on Tuesday.

Letterkenny cyclist Philip Deignan will miss the Road World Championships in Italy having fractured his collarbone at the Tour of Britain on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old had been selected alongside Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin on the four-man Irish team for the event in Tuscany on Sunday, September 29.

Deignan has penned a two-year deal to join Team Sky after a successful second season with the UnitedHealthcare squad. This season has seen him win the Tour of the Gila, finish runner-up at the Tour de Beauce, and claim top-10 finishes at both the Tours of Utah, California and the USA Pro Challenge.

Deignan will undergo surgery on his injury in Manchester this morning, Thursday.