BRADLEY Wiggins has been released from hospital after his collision with a van.

The Tour de France winner suffered broken ribs and a dislocated finger when he was thrown off his bike in Wrightington, near Chorley, about 6pm on Wednesday.

Wiggins was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital after the driver of a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy, a local woman, drove out of a garage forecourt.

Police said they intended to speak to the driver, who was uninjured.

Wiggins is back home in Eccleston after he reportedly underwent scans to assess the full extent of his injuries.

Cycling journalist William Fotheringham, who helped write Wiggins's new autobiography, reported that the Olympic gold medallist was also given morphine.

His release came as it emerged that Shane Sutton, head coach for the GB Cycling Team, is recovering in hospital after he suffered bruising and bleeding on the brain in a separate road accident in Manchester.