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Lance fractures collarbone in race

Updated: March 23, 2009, 10:29 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

Lance Armstrong will have surgery for a broken collarbone that will interrupt, but not necessarily derail, his preparation for the Tour de France this summer.

Armstrong was with the main pack of riders Monday afternoon, chasing a breakaway on a rough, narrow country road, when he got caught in a pileup near the end of Stage 1 of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon, a minor five-day stage race in the countryside north of Madrid.

He landed heavily and sat cradling his right arm until ...

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