Tour winner Wiggins out of hospital after crash

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Associated Press

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 8 at 10:05 AM

CHORLEY, England (AP) — Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins was released from the hospital with broken ribs a day after a collision with a car while cycling.

Wiggins was injured Wednesday near a gas station in Lancashire, Northern England. Along with the broken ribs, he had cuts and bruises.

Team Sky said "the injuries he sustained are not thought to be serious and he is expected to make a full and speedy recovery."

On Thursday, British Cycling coach Shane Sutton was hospitalized with a head injury after being involved in a road cycling accident in Manchester.

Wiggins gave Britain its first Tour de France title and won a gold medal in the London Olympics time trial. He is widely expected to be knighted by the end of the year.

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