Cyclist Bradley Wiggins, winner of this year's Tour de France, left the hospital Thursday after being treated for broken ribs he suffered in a road collision while training, the BBC said.

The accident occurred at around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, when Wiggins' bike was struck by a van pulling out onto a main road near the athlete's home in northern England.

Wiggins "is being kept in hospital overnight for observation, but the injuries he has sustained are not thought to be serious and he is expected to make a full and speedy recovery," Team Sky said in a statement issued late Wednesday.

Besides giving Britain its first-ever Tour de France title, the 32-year-old Wiggins took the gold medal in the time trial at the 2012 London Olympics.

In a separate incident, the coach of the British Olympic cycling squad, Shane Sutton, was hospitalized Thursday after receiving a head injury when he collided with a car while riding his bike near Manchester.

"It is extremely rare that our riders and coaches are hurt while out cycling on the road, even rarer that two incidents should occur in a short space of time, and we wish Shane and Bradley a speedy recovery," British Cycling said after Sutton's accident. EFE