Tour de France victor Bradley Wiggins has been released from hospital after he was injured in a collision with a van.

Wiggins, 32, was thought to have suffered broken ribs and a dislocated finger as he was thrown off his bike near his home in Lancashire last night.

However, sources said he had now been discharged following the accident.

He was subsequently driven to his home in Eccleston after he reportedly underwent scans to assess the full extent of his injuries.

Cycling journalist William Fotheringham, who helped write Wiggins' new autobiography, reported the Olympic gold medallist was also given morphine and a precautionary scan of his head in hospital.

Fotheringham, writing in The Guardian, reported that Wiggins was riding a mountain bike to meet a group of local cyclists near his home.

Wiggins was planning to resume his winter training for next year's racing programme after an autumn break, he added.