British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton hospitalised following road accident
Last Updated: 08/11/12 11:46pm
Shane Sutton: Knocked from his bike less than 24 hours after Bradley Wiggins
Shane Sutton, the head coach for the GB cycling team, has been hospitalised with bleeding on the brain following a road accident while on his bike.
The news adds to what has been a troubled 24 hours for British Cycling following the incident which saw Tour de France and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins admitted to hospital after a collision with a vehicle yesterday.
A spokesperson for British Cycling said: "British Cycling has confirmed that Shane Sutton, head coach for the GB Cycling Team, was involved in an incident this morning on the A6 near Levenshulme in Manchester.
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"Shane was taken into hospital where it was identified he has suffered bruising and bleeding on the brain.
"Shane was wearing a helmet. He is set to undergo more tests, and is likely to stay in hospital for the next few days."
Sutton played a key role in the development of Wiggins as a rider, culminating in an amazing summer for both men, the Australian having overseen the Great Britain team during the London Olympics.