Tour de France victor Bradley Wiggins has been spotted on his release from hospital giving photographers the finger, after he was injured in a collision with a van.

Wiggins, 32, was thought to have suffered broken ribs and a dislocated finger as he was thrown off his bike near his home in Lancashire last night.

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Wiggins was clearly not in a good mood as he left


Meanwhile Shane Sutton, head coach for the GB Cycling Team, is recovering in hospital after he was involved in a separate road accident today in Manchester in which he suffered bruising and bleeding on the brain.

A spokeswoman for British Cycling said: "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."

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    A general view of Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire where Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was taken after he was involved in a crash in Wrightington at about 6pm yesterday evening.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    A general view of Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire where Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was taken after he was involved in a crash in Wrightington at about 6pm yesterday evening.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    A wing-mirror at the scene of a crash in Wrightington, Lancashire in which Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was involved in at about 6pm yesterday.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    The scene of a crash in Wrightington, Lancashire in which Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was involved in at about 6pm yesterday.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    A wing-mirror at the scene of a crash in Wrightington, Lancashire in which Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was involved in at about 6pm yesterday.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    A wing-mirror at the scene of a crash in Wrightington, Lancashire in which Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was involved in at about 6pm yesterday.

  • Bradley Wiggins crash

    File photo dated 28/07/12 of Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins crossing the finish line on The Mall in central London after the Men's Road Race at the London 2012 Olympics as the Tour de France cycling champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins is recovering in hospital after a collision with a vehicle.

  • Bradley Wiggins sitting on the throne after winning the cycling time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games