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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Team Sky: Wiggins 'expected to make a full recovery'

Team Sky, who Bradley Wiggins rides for, has said the Tour de France winner is expected to "make a full and speedy recovery":

We can confirm that on Wednesday evening Bradley Wiggins was involved in a road traffic accident whilst riding his bike near his home in Lancashire.

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.

We will announce more details in due course.

Police: 'injuries not thought to be life-threatening'

A police source has told the Press Association that Bradley Wiggins' injuries from the crash were thought to be very serious at first, but later it appeared he suffered a number of broken ribs and cuts and bruises:

Police were called to the scene of a road traffic accident at Crow Orchard Road in Wrightington at about 6pm this evening.

A cyclist has been involved in a collision with a white Vauxhall Astra car.

The rider of the bike, a 32-year-old local man, was taken to hospital by ambulance with injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

His family have been told.

– Lancashire Police


Report: Bradley hit in collision outside petrol forecourt

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is thought to have been involved in a collision outside the BP petrol forecourt seen below, according to local media reports.

He was reportedly travelling down Crow Orchard Road near the junction with Mossy Lea Road, around 100 metres from the M6 north of Wigan, Greater Manchester.

The junction where Bradley Wiggins is believed to have been involved in a collision Credit: Google Maps
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