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Cycling: Wiggins in hospital after being hit by car

Published on Nov 8, 2012 7:42 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Tour de France champion and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was in hospital on Wednesday after being hit by a car while riding his bike near his family home Lancashire, north-west England, police said.

However, a police spokesman said the British cycling star's injuries were "not thought to be life-threatening".

Wiggins, 32, was thrown off his bike when hit by a car believed to have pulled out of a petrol station before colliding with him.

The accident happened at approxiamtely 6pm local time (2am, Singapore time) in Wrightson, Lancashire, near Wiggins' family home in Eccleston.

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