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Wiggins keen to return quickly

Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins was "looking forward to getting back on the bike" as he continued to recover from injuries sustained in a road accident. A 44-year-old woman has been interviewed by Lancashire police following the incident.

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Double crash stuns cycling world

Tour de France-winning cyclist Bradley Wiggins is recuperating at home while his coach Shane Sutton recovers in hospital after both were knocked off their bikes in separate accidents within the space of 15 hours.

Wiggins, 32, suffered a bruised hand and ribs in his collision with a van near his home in Lancashire on Wednesday night, but was allowed home yesterday.

Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Great Britain Cycling Team head coach Sutton, 55, sustained a small bleed on the brain after a crash with a car in Manchester yesterday. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Australian-born Sutton, from Cardiff, has worked with the British team since 2002 and has been credited with playing a major role in transforming the fortunes of the sport in this country.

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