Jonas Vingegaard exits hospital nearly two weeks after crash

Two-time Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard has been released from the hospital 12 days after the Danish rider was involved in a serious crash in Spain, his Team Visma-Lease a Bike said.

Vingegaard, 27, suffered a broken collarbone, several broken ribs, a pulmonary contusion and a pneumothorax when he crashed during the fourth stage of the Tour of Basque Country earlier this month. His team said April 9 that Vingegaard had successfully undergone surgery on his collarbone.

"Now it's time to fully recover again. Thumbs up," he posted on social media Tuesday.

Vingegaard will hope to recover in time to defend his Tour de France title, but his preparations have been affected by the crash, with team director Merijn Zeeman saying he will miss an altitude training camp in Sierra Nevada, Spain, in May.

The Tour de France begins June 29 in Florence, Italy, and ends on July 21 in Nice.