November 7, 2012 / 10:59 PM / 5 years ago

Wiggins in hospital after collision with van

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Britain's Bradley Wiggins competes in the men's individual time trial cycling event at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012.Christophe Ena/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins is in hospital after a collision with a van near his home in Lancashire, northern England on Wednesday.

Lancashire Police said they had attended the incident in a story on the Lancashire Evening Post website ( that reportedly left the 32-year-old Englishman with several broken ribs.

Edited by Tom Pilcher, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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