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Sir Bradley Wiggins quits The Jump with broken leg

Tour de France 2012 champion forced to cut short time on programme after training injury

Sir Bradley Wiggins first post-cycling jaunt has been cut short after a broken leg curtailed his time on Channel 4’s The Jump.

Wiggins, Britain’s most successful Olympian, is one of a number of sporting greats appearing on the winter sports reality TV show alongside other celebrities.

But the 36-year-old’s time on the slopes has come to a premature end after he revealed on Instagram he had suffered a small fracture to his leg in training.

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The 2012 Tour de France champion moved quickly to allay fears he had suffered a bad crash, writing: “Gutted to be leaving The Jump. I wanted to give you an injury update… ‪Seen a specialist, I have a small leg fracture and need to rest for 3/6 weeks.

“Good news no surgery or cast required. No horror smash, small training injury which means I can’t compete!”

Wiggins is one of two cyclists on this year’s show, alongside multi-sport Paralympian Kadeena Cox, while other sports stars tempted to tackle the white stuff include Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson, former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas, ex-footballer Robbie Fowler and two-time Olympic taekwondo gold medallist Jade Jones.

“Huge thanks to the crew and good luck to all of the cast,” Wiggins added. “Due to the way the show is filmed I’ll still be on until show four, so be sure to tune in to see how I do.”

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