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Team Sky Expects Wiggins to Make Full Recovery After Accident

Team Sky Expects Wiggins to Make Full Recovery After Accident
Britain's Bradley Wiggins concentrates prior to the start of the Men's Elite Road race World Championships on September 23, 2012 in Maastricht. Photographer: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins is expected to make a full recovery after getting injured in a traffic accident while riding his bike, his Team Sky cycling squad said.

Wiggins, 32, was taken to the hospital last night following a collision with a vehicle near his home in Lancashire, northwest England, the team said. Wiggins broke several ribs and suffered hand and wrist injuries, the Lancashire Evening Post reported on its website.

“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 on its website.

Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour de France, cycling’s most prestigious race, on July 22. Ten days later, he won his fourth Olympic gold medal with a victory in the men’s time trial at the London Games.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Baynes in Sydney at dbaynes@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net

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