British rider Steve Cummings is aiming for his Discovery Channel team's Vuelta a España squad, having suffered a season setback with a broken elbow at last month's Eindhoven Team Time Trial.
"It's (the broken elbow) spoilt my plans for the next few weeks and it's giving me a lot of pain in more ways than one!" said Cummings. "I do not know how long it is going to take to get better."
Cummings completed his first Grand Tour this season, having contested the Giro d'Italia in May. There, Cummings finished 110th out of the 141 riders to complete the three week long event.
"It's very frustrating but when I can, I will be back training very hard for the rest of season's races, maybe even the Vuelta, we will see," he added, "but I would like to thank all the people that supported me and also all those who wrote to me during the Giro from all over the world."
Cummings suffered the injury when his teammate Thomas Vaitkus fell in front of him at the Netherlands ProTour event.