London - British cycling great Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of a winter sports television show after breaking his leg.
The newly-retired winner of five Olympic gold medals, 36, wrote on
Twitter that he was "gutted" to be leaving 'The Jump' which sends
celebrities speeding down a purpose-built ski jump.
"Seen a specialist, I have a small leg fracture & need to rest
for 3/6 weeks. Good news no surgery or cast required," he said.
"No horror smash, small training injury which means I can't compete. No terrible break, just need to rest it."
A spokesperson for producers Channel 4 confirmed that the former Team Sky cyclist was pulling out.
"Bradley injured his leg during training and although keen to
continue in the competition he will no longer take part following the
fourth show in the series."
The 2012 Tour de France winner joins a long list of contestants that
have suffered injuries while filming The Jump, including former Olympic
gymnast Beth Tweddle.