British Cycling Coach Hit by Van

Day after Wiggins was struck

Less than a day after Bradley Wiggins was hit by a car on a training ride, British Cycling's head coach Shane Sutton was hospitalized with brain trauma after being struck by a van while riding his bike early Thursday morning in Manchester, England. The 55-year-old Australian suffered a broken cheekbone and bleeding of the brain, but is expected to make a full recovery. Wiggins, whom Sutton has coached, was hospitalized Wednesday but released with minor injuries on Thursday. The back-to-back incidents have raised concerns about road safety. “Cycling is not an intrinsically dangerous activity,” said a spokesperson for British Cycling, “but there is much more to be done to improve conditions for cyclists on the roads.” 


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