Cavendish involved in training crash

19 November 2012 / 14:36

Mark Cavendish has said he is "relatively ok" after colliding with a car while training in Italy.

The incident happened when the 2011 world road race cycling champion, who last month left Team Sky for Omega Pharma-Lotto, when a car braked suddenly in front of him.

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 in the UK.