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British cycling coach struck by car

Nov. 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM   |   Comments

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MANCHESTER, England, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A coach for Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins was injured when a vehicle struck his bike in Britain only one day after Wiggins was hit by a van.

Police said Shane Sutton, head coach for British Cycling, was struck by a Peugeot 206 being driven by a 61-year-old man while he was riding his bicycle around 8:55 a.m. Thursday in Manchester, England, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

"He suffered a head injury in the collision and was taken to Hope Hospital for treatment. It is now believed he may have suffered a small bleed on the brain and concussion. He is now in a stable condition. The driver of the Peugeot was not injured," police said.

Police said the incident was under investigation.

Sutton was struck by a van while riding his bicycle in Lancashire, England, one day after Wiggins' accident. He suffered injuries to his ribs.

Police said they have not yet spoken to driver of the van that struck Sutton.

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