Tour de France champion and four-time Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins has been taken to hospital following a collision with a car close to his home in Lancashire, UK. The 32-year-old was reported to have rib, hand and wrist injuries.
Bradley Wiggins was taken to hospital last night after being involved in a collision with a car close to his home in Lancashire.
The Tour de France winner was reported to have rib, hand and wrist injuries from what Team Sky described as a “minor accident.” It is not thought his injuries will keep him out of the sport for any significant length of time. He was scheduled to be kept in hospital overnight for observation and sent home today.
The incident occurred when a Vauxhall Astra pulled out of a petrol station near Chorley in Lancashire around 6pm and collided with Wiggins, who was knocked off his bike. Wiggins, who is in light post-season training in the wake of his remarkable year, was described by a witness to the accident as “being in a lot of pain.”
Team Sky, though, played down the initial reports of the severity of the accident. A statement from the team said: “The injuries he has sustained are not thought to be serious and he is expected to make a full and speedy recovery.”Continue reading