Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has been released from hospital after a collision with a van yesterday evening.
GB Cycling Team head coach Shane Sutton was also involved in a bike crash and has been taken to hospital suffering bruising and bleeding on the brain.
The incident happened this morning near Manchester.
British Cycling said:
Wiggins, 32, was thrown off his bike when a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy is thought to have pulled out of a petrol station and collided with him.
A police source said his injuries from the crash were thought to be very serious at first, but later it appeared he suffered a broken rib and cuts and bruises.
The accident happened at about 6pm yesterday in Wrightington, Lancashire, which is near to his family home in Eccleston.
Father-of-two Wiggins is known to regularly embark on training rides around the area's rural roads.
The driver of the Astra, a local woman, was uninjured.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said last night:
Collision investigators visited the scene but the road did not need to be closed.
Garage attendant Yasmin Smith, who rushed to Wiggins's aid, told the Lancashire Evening Post: "By the time I got there he had moved to a safer place but was still on the ground and he was in a lot of pain.
"He said he thought he had broken his ribs and while a lot of police cars arrived it was about 15 minutes before the ambulance got there, by which time he was blue."
In a statement on its website, Team Sky said: