steve cummings in race against time to make tour de france after injury setback

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two-time tour stage winner steve cummings requires further surgery after fracturing his collarbone, left scapula and sternum in a crash at the start of this monthsteve cummings faces a race against time to be fit for the tour de france this summer, as he suffered a setback in his recovery from fracturing his collarbone, scapula and sternum in a crash last month.the 36-year-old dimension data rider has been on the sidelines since he came down on stage four of the tour of the basque country on april 6. he had an operation on his shoulder that went well after the incident, and was back on a bike the day after. however, he slipped on a wet floor and fell while recovering at his home 10 days later and doctors have now said he requires more complex surgery next week.the surgery takes place exactly two months before the tour kicks off in dusseldorf on july 2, and cummings admits he’s unsure yet if he will be on the start line.“i’ll have to see how the surgery goes, it’s the second of may the surgery and the tour is the second of july so it’s eight weeks,” cummings told cycling weekly. “there’s time but there’s no real space for error. it’s possible but if something els......

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