Olympic champion Wiggins hit by car

Nov 09, 2012, 09:24 IST | AFP

Britain's Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins was expected to leave hospital yesterday after being hit by a car while riding his bike near his family home

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. 

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