Laws out of Ladies Tour of Qatar with broken collarbone

Bigla rider out after stage one fall

Sharon Laws has been forced out of the Ladies Tour of Qatar after breaking her left collarbone in a crash on stage one. The British rider was able to finish the stage, despite her heavy fall, but x-rays have revealed the break. It’s not known whether the Bigla rider will undergo surgery as she plans her recovery.

“We’ll know later if she needs surgery or not. I was in the car and she said it was broken. I told her to stop and to come in the car but she said she wanted to try and finish the stage,” Bigla sports director Manel Lacambra told reporters at the start of stage 2 of two in the race.

“After the fall I got the doctor to give her a pill painkiller for the pain but there were so many bumps in the road I could see that she couldn’t hold the handlebars. That she finished the stage shows the character of the woman.”

Laws abandonment leaves Bigla Cycling Team with five riders still in the race. Shelley Olds came into the race as the designated team leader and the squad’s best sprinter. She currently lies third overall.

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