Philip Deignan back in action at the Italian Coppi et Bartali race

PHILIP DEIGNANPhilip Deignan returns to action today with Team Sky at the Italian Coppi et Bartali race.

After breaking his collarbone in February the Letterkenny rider will be keen to get back on track and build towards a place on the team for the Giro d’Italia start in Belfast on the 9th May.

The incident last month seen Philip break his right collarbone when he rode into the back of a car while training in Monaco.

After discussions with specialists it was decided that an operation would have been awkward and it was best to let the break heal naturally.

The four stage Coppi et Bartali finishes on Sunday and having not raced since January in the Tour Down Under in Australia Diegnan is expecting a tough time in Italy this weekend.