TOUR de France champ Bradley Wiggins has been seriously injured in a road smash in Wigan.
The 32-year-old Olympic time trial gold medallist was knocked off his bike in rush hour traffic while cycling through Wrightington.
It is believed that he may have broken several ribs and suffered hand and wrist injuries although police have refused to give any details as to whether any wounds could threaten his world-beating cycling career.
Officers would only confirm that he was in a stable condition at an undisclosed hospital.
Wigan commuters looked on in astonishment as no fewer than eight police cars and an ambulance descended on Crow Orchard Road near to its junction with Mossy Lea Road at 6pm last night.
Today a witness who came to the stricken champion’s aid said that she didn’t realise at first who he was.
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