Wiggins injured following van collision

  • Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins has been admitted into hospital with minor rib injuries after a collision with a van near his home in Lancashire, northern England on Wednesday.

    "A cyclist has been involved in a collision with a white van. The rider was taken to hospital with relatively minor rib injuries, possible fractures," Lancashire Police told Reuters.

    Police were alerted to the incident in Wrightington after reports of a road traffic accident.

    Wiggins, 32, often cycles on the roads near his home where he lives with his wife and two children.

    Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France in July with Team Sky.

    "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," Team Sky said in a statement.