Simon Yates is hoping to be at full fitness for the Olympic road race after the abrupt end to his Tour de France.

The 28-year-old, using the Tour to prepare for Tokyo, was caught in a high-speed crash inside the final 65km of stage 13.

The Bury star briefly remounted before pulling out of the race along with team-mate Lucas Hamilton who was also involved in the accident.

Team BikeExchange later said Yates had suffered “trauma to his abdominal wall” but that scans showed no fractures or internal injuries.

The Olympic road race, which will also see Simon’s twin brother Adam racing for Team GB, takes place on July 24, which will be just 15 days after the crash.

Team BikeExchange’s head sport director Matt White said: “It is devastating for Lucas and Simon. Everybody knows how much hard work the boys put in to prepare for the biggest race of the year.

“We have lost two of our three climbers going into the Pyrenees which means we are going to have to adjust our tactics but the immediate priority for us is to see how the guys are and that they recover well.”

After finishing third in the Giro d’Italia, Yates headed to the Tour eyeing stage wins and with no ambitions of competing in the general classification or the shake-up for the yellow jersey.

Now rather than a warm-up, his efforts in cycling’s most iconic race have left him hoping he does not run out of time ahead of Tokyo.

Prior to the Tour, Yates insisted he had no intention of cutting the three weeks short, plenty of the race’s big hitters then going on the hunt for a medal immediately after the finish in Paris.

“It’s going to be difficult, just with the time difference and maybe the heat difference, but a lot of guys are in the same boat,” he said.

“Most of the guys are coming from the Tour de France so everybody is going to be in the same place, getting the same flights and arriving at the same time.

“We’ll just have to deal with it in the best way possible.”