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Wiggins knocked off bike, broken ribs suspected.

07 Nov 2012 22:47

Brad was knocked of his bike around 6.30 uk time. Hope he makes a swift recovery. WTF he was doing out training in the dark gawd only knows..one of the obvious advantages of being a full timer is never having to train in the dark!..utter madness!.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/wiggins-in-hospital-after-crash-1-5102981
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07 Nov 2012 22:55

i feel bad for wigans. I cant be the only lurker of these forums thats been hit by a vehicle while training (and of course while I was following the rules of the road).
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07 Nov 2012 23:00

His partner tweeted it had all the hallmarks of a SMIDSEY, when will these idiots learn?

Hope this doesn't keep him out too long and effect Brads giro prep.

Get well soon Wiggo!
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07 Nov 2012 23:00

Poor Brad.
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08 Nov 2012 01:27

Yes because riding at night automatically makes it his fault.
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08 Nov 2012 03:29

Hope he is OK and recovers quickly, not difficult to understand the subtext of the OP :rolleyes:
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08 Nov 2012 05:49

Get well soon Brad I need an antagonist in cycling
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08 Nov 2012 06:12

Parera wrote:Yes because riding at night automatically makes it his fault.


No, far from it. It is just a little strange that a fulltime professional athlete would be out that late at this time of year.
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08 Nov 2012 07:12

Wouldn't have happened if he stayed on the track.. :rolleyes:

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08 Nov 2012 07:31

Wishing him a speedy recovery.
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08 Nov 2012 07:36

The 32-year-old was struck on Crow Orchard Road in Wrightington, Lancashire, as a woman driving a white Vauxhall Astra van pulled out of a BP petrol station.

She was heard to say afterwards: “I can’t believe it. Of all the people to hit, bloody Bradley Wiggins.”


The rumours that it was Chris Froome;s girlfriend driving the van are yet to be substansiated.....
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they told us our hero has played his trump card he doesn't know how to go on, we're clinging to his charm and determined smile, but the good old days are gone........ were gonna get burned, burned.....
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08 Nov 2012 07:36

ultimobici wrote:No, far from it. It is just a little strange that a fulltime professional athlete would be out that late at this time of year.


Sounds like he was meeting for a night time mountain bike run. Night rodes are quite common in north of England
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08 Nov 2012 07:49

ultimobici wrote:No, far from it. It is just a little strange that a fulltime professional athlete would be out that late at this time of year.

Perhaps he's started cycling in the dark to avoid attention from fans...

Hope he'll have a speedy recovery, would be a shame if this crash somehow affects his season next year.
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08 Nov 2012 08:45

When i go for a ride it is usually in the evening and night time but i am no pro. You have to be very careful esp as i live in a big city where drivers have no manners.
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08 Nov 2012 09:01

wilts rover wrote:“I can’t believe it. Of all the people to hit, bloody Bradley Wiggins.”

Yeah, next time drive into someone else!

ultimobici wrote:No, far from it. It is just a little strange that a fulltime professional athlete would be out that late at this time of year.

Depends on what country you're in. In Holland it's perfectly normal to ride your bike at night (but that's because over here it's used mostly for commuting rather than sports :p)
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08 Nov 2012 09:02

I'm no fan, but as one cyclist to another, I hope he's not too badly injured.

Maybe this story can be used to draw attention to dangerous driving in the UK.
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08 Nov 2012 09:13

can someone explain to me why wiggins is riding his bike at 18:00 in early november? not that I'm complaining though
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08 Nov 2012 09:52

Ryo Hazuki wrote:can someone explain to me why wiggins is riding his bike at 18:00 in early november? not that I'm complaining though


As people have already on here, perhaps he prefers riding in the dark so he can just get on with riding. Perhaps he was busy during the morning/afternoon yesterday so could only ride his bike last evening.

Riding during the evening is common in alot of countries.
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08 Nov 2012 10:10

When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:

...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.

The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.

most cyclists are a nuisance on the road

If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.

This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.

Kind of depressing isn't it?
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08 Nov 2012 10:50

Just read that he had to limp after his wife in order to stop her from telling the driver a thing or two [SIZE="1"]or just beat 'em up...[/SIZE]
Despite the seriousness of the situation I can't help finding that thoughts of that scene just bloody hillarious!:D
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