Australia's Simon Gerrans of the Orica Greenedge team celebrates on the podium after winning the 100th edition of the Belgian cycling classic and UCI World Tour race Liege-Bastogne-Liege, in Ans, Belgium, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Spain's Alejandro Valverde
Yves Logghe
July 17, 2016

SYDNEY (AP) Tennis coach Lleyton Hewitt and injured road cyclist Simon Gerrans are out of the Australian team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Gerrans was officially ruled out Sunday after undergoing surgery on the weekend for a broken collarbone suffered in a crash in the Tour de France.

The 36-year-old Gerrans would have been a key figure in Australia's men's road race team in Rio.

Former two-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 1 Hewitt has opted out his role as Australian men's tennis team coach, citing only ''personal reasons.'' Tennis Australia has applied to the Australian Olympic Committee to replace Hewitt with Mark Draper.

Australia's top two men's players, Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic, have also made themselves unavailable.

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