• Cycling

Cavendish involved in training crash

ESPN staff
November 19, 2012
Mark Cavendish is nursing his injuries after a collision with a car © Getty Images

Mark Cavendish became the latest member of Great Britain's cycling team to have a run-in with a vehicle, but escaped with minor bruising after the incident which occurred near his Italian home in Tuscany.

Cavendish, who will join Omega Pharma-Quick Step in 2013 after a single season with Team Sky, announced on Twitter that he had hit the back of a car after it braked heavily during a training ride.

"Went and hit the back of a car that slammed on today in training," Cavendish wrote on his Twitter feed. "Wasn't ideal. Apart from a bruised arm, I'm relatively OK. If anyone cares."

The incident happened just two weeks after British team-mate Bradley Wiggins and British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton were both involved in serious accidents in the UK.

Wiggins suffered a fractured rib, a bruised lung and a dislocated finger after a collision with a van near his home in Lancashire, just a day before Sutton suffered bleeding on the brain after an accident near Manchester.

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