Saunier Duval's David Cañada will undergo surgery in Zaragoza, Spain on Thursday after breaking the scaphoid bone in his right wrist during stage one of the Tour de Suisse. The break prevented Cañada from starting stage two although there were no visible signs of bruising after the crash. The Spaniard's hand hit the tarmac and x-rays in Spain confirmed the bone was broken.
Saunier Duval are hoping the surgery will shorten the rider's recovery time, which would otherwise take six weeks. Cañada had not intended to ride the Tour de France, but hopes to resume training in July and gain selection for the Vuelta a España.