Tour de France cycling champion Bradley Wiggins is recovering in hospital after a collision with a vehicle.
The 32-year-old Olympic gold medallist was thrown off his bike when a car is thought to have pulled out of a petrol station and collided with him while cycling near his family home in the north of England.
Police said his 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.
In a statement on its website, Team Sky said: "We can confirm that on Wednesday evening Bradley Wiggins was involved in a road traffic accident while 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."
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