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Wiggins okay despite training accident

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Cycling News
Published:
February 20, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:12 BST
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First Edition Cycling News for February 20, 2007

Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins has suffered what he describes as a minor setback ahead of his...

Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins has suffered what he describes as a minor setback ahead of his international track racing return next week, after suffering a suspected groin strain and cuts to the head in a bizarre training accident. The Olympic pursuit champion was thrown over the handlebars of his bike while training on the rollers last week when a sweat towel got caught in the front wheel causing it to lock.

"I think this is a minor setback," British track coach Shane Sutton told The Guardian. "He is in really good shape and given the way he is going I don't think it will destroy his form. He's a little bit down about it, but mentally it's about drawing a line and moving on."

Meanwhile, Wiggins has told the paper that he understands why some people have lost faith in cycling amid a host of doping allegations that have dogged the sport for the past 12-months.

"I'm a fan as well [as a rider], and always have been," he explained. "The events of the last six months have made me think twice about whether I still love it."

Wiggins returns to track racing this weekend at the Manchester round of the Track World Cup and before turning his attention to preperations for this year's Tour de France, which kicks off in his home town of London.

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