Bradley Wiggins returned home from hospital today, a day after the Olympic time trial champion collided with a car while cycling.

Britain's Tour de France winner was out training when the accident occurred near a fuel station in Lancashire, northern England.

"Bradley has been discharged from hospital after suffering minor injuries, including bruises to his right hand and ribs, but is expected to make a full and speedy recovery," Team Sky's Dr. Richard Freeman said.

"He is now going to spend the weekend at home convalescing with his family."

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Wiggins became a national hero after giving Britain its first Tour title in July. He added the Olympic gold medal a month later and is widely expected to be knighted by the end of the year.

- AP