London - British cycling star Mark Cavendish has said he is "relatively ok" after colliding with a car while training in Italy.
Cavendish, the 2011 world road race champion, who has a home in Tuscany, told his Twitter followers on Monday: "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."
Cavendish's accident 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 Britain.
The 27-year-old Cavendish, who last month left Team Sky for Belgian outfit Omega Pharma-Quickstep, has now travelled from Tuscany to California.
An eventful weekend for the Isle of Man born rider also saw him announce his engagement to former model Peta Todd.