Wiggins in Hospital

Bradley Wiggins, Team Sky AccidentTour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has spent the night in hospital after being knocked off his bike whilst on a training ride near to his family home in Eccleston. At around 6pm yesterday evening (November 7) a white Vauxhall Astra car being driven by a local woman pulled out of a petrol station in Wrightington, Lancashire, hitting the 32-year-old Olympic medalist and throwing him from the bike. Initial reports suggested more serious injury although Lancashire police have told BBC Sport: ‘He was taken to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening. His condition is stable.’


A statement on Wiggin’s Team Sky website reads: ‘We can confirm that Bradley Wiggins was involved in a road traffic accident whilst riding his bike near his home in Lancashire on Wednesday evening… He is being kept in hospital overnight for observation but the injuries he has sustained are not thought to be serious and he is expected to make a full and speedy recovery.’


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