Going into the Manchester World Cup, Britain's Bradley Wiggins was in good spirits after he suffered an accident while training on a treadmill last week. He received a black eye and seven stitches from the incident.
"I was training last Thursday and the towel got caught in the front wheel and it catapulted backwards at quite a speed," said Wiggins. "There was a danger that I might not be able to ride this weekend as I had quite a nasty gash at the time but things seemed to heal quite quickly over the weekend. It was just one of those things. I thought I would go on the treadmill instead of going out on the road because it is quite dangerous on the road and I ended up crashing on the treadmill. It would have been a shame to miss the world cup in Manchester.
Wiggins will compete in the individual pursuit Friday against arch rival Australian Bradley McGee. He'll also ride in the men's 4000m team pursuit Saturday with the rest of the British squad.