Cycling: Stricken Skinner targets next year after successful op

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Capital cyclist Callum 
Skinner is desperate to get back on his bike after undergoing surgery on a broken collarbone last week.

The 20-year-old British 
sprint champion is currently on the mend after a successful 
operation in Manchester to fix the fracture he sustained in a spectacular crash during the Thunderdrome exhibition event at the Sir Chris Hoy 
Velodrome two weeks ago.

Skinner had hoped to make the World Cup finale and while the injury means he will miss out on that trip, he is desperate to get back into training and start preparing for his main targets of 2013, although he insists he will only do so once he has recovered fully.

He is eyeing a December 
return and is focused on a solid block of hard work, saying, 
“I’d rather have a good winter and be ready for the 
bigger events in spring and summer.

“There’s never a good time to have an accident like this, but the timing could have been worse.”