Statement from British Cycling on Wiggins and Sutton incidents

Statement from British Cycling on Wiggins and Sutton incidents

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A spokesperson for British Cycling said:

“Shane is making steady progress but is likely to remain in hospital for one more day under observation. He has fractured his cheek bone which will require surgery in due course. He is expected to make a complete recovery and will be back in work shortly.”



Published: 8 November 2012

“British Cycling has confirmed that Shane Sutton, Head Coach for the GB Cycling Team, was involved in an incident this morning on the A6 near Levenshulme in Manchester. Shane was taken into hospital where it was identified he has suffered bruising and bleeding on the brain.  He is set to undergo more tests, and is likely to stay in hospital for the next few days.

"It is extremely rare that our riders and coaches are hurt while out cycling on the road, even rarer that two incidents should occur in a short space of time, and we wish Shane and Bradley a speedy recovery.

"Cycling is not an intrinsically dangerous activity but there is much more to be done to improve conditions for cyclists on the roads. British Cycling is calling on the government to put cycling at the heart of transport policy to ensure that cycle safety is built into the design of all new roads, junctions and transport projects, rather than being an afterthought."


Update from Team Sky

Following a road traffic accident yesterday evening, we can confirm that Bradley Wiggins was released from hospital this afternoon.

He suffered minor injuries, including a bruised hand and ribs, and was kept at the Royal Preston Hospital overnight as a precaution.

Bradley has now gone home to recuperate with his family and there will be no long-term injury problems.

Team Sky’s Dr Richard Freeman said: “Bradley has been discharged from hospital after suffering minor injuries, including bruises to his right hand and ribs, but is expected to make a full and speedy recovery. He is now going to spend the weekend at home convalescing with his family.”

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