08/11/2012 09:31 GMT | Updated 08/11/2012 10:10 GMT

Bradley Wiggins Gives Press The Finger As He Leaves Hospital After Crash (PICTURES)

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.


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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