British star Steve Cummings was forced to abandon the OVO Energy Tour of Britain following a crash with 50km to go on stage five.
He was immediately assessed by the race doctor and then transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
Scans revealed that he suffered a fracture as a result of the crash which requires further investigation; and so he will spend the night in hospital.
An update on his condition will be supplied in due course.
“It was really cool to see everyone today, I knew every road, and the support myself and the team received was fantastic.
“To everyone that’s sent in messages of support I’d just like to say a big thanks and the message from me is that I’m fine.” – Steve Cummings