Lancashire Police said the 2012 Olympics time-trial gold medallist was in a “stable” condition after suffering broken ribs and a wrist injury in the accident on Wednesday evening, adding that the injuries were not life-threatening. The 32-year-old was thrown off his bike when hit by a car believed to have pulled out of a petrol station in Wrightington, near his family home in Eccleston, northwest England.
Coach hit too
Yesterday, the British cycling team’s head coach suffered bleeding on the brain in a road accident. Shane Sutton was “involved in an incident this morning on the A6 near Levenshulme in Manchester” in northwest England, British Cycling said in a statement. Australia-born Sutton, 55, led Britain’s cycling team to a string of medals at the London 2012 Olympics, including gold for Wiggins in the time-trial.