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.

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“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