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Cavendish Collides With Car During Training
Mark Cavendish said he is "relatively ok" after his cycle hit the back of a car that braked suddenly in Italy.
The 27-year-old from the Isle of Man wrote on Twitter: "Went & hit the back of a car that slammed on today in training. Wasn't ideal. Apart from a bruised arm, I'm relatively ok. If anyone cares."
The collision happened less than two weeks after Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton were knocked off their bikes.
Wiggins spent a night in hospital having suffered a bruised hand and ribs after he and a van collided in Lancashire.
In a separate collision in Levenshulme, Mr Sutton was admitted to hospital with a fractured cheek bone and bleeding on the brain.
Cavendish, the 2011 world road race cycling champion, left Team Sky for Omega Pharma-Lotto last month.