In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: With more UCI safety provisions on the way, teams’ group says progress is being made; Tour of Oman begins Tuesday with wide open field; Landa ready to begin 2017 campaign; Meersman deals with life after cycling; Cyclocross junior world champ pondering dual CX/road career; Tour de Galiyat brings rival nations together; Rapha’s London Nocturne race expanding; Where cycling is hazardous to your health; Wiggins leaves ‘The Jump’ with leg fracture; Video: Tony Spray – Poetry in Paint; Video: Training camp with Wanty-Groupe Gobert; Video: Valverde shows off ace bike handling skills.
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For those that were already growing tired of reading about Bradley Wiggins’ venture into winter sports via the British reality TV programme “The Jump,” you will only have to endure this final report, as the former pro cyclist has withdrawn from the competition due to a leg fracture.
No horror smash, small training injury which means I can’t compete. No terrible break, no cast, just need to rest it.
— Brad Wiggins (@SirWiggo) February 12, 2017
“Gutted to be leaving The Jump. I wanted to give you an injury update,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Seen a specialist, I have a small leg fracture and need to rest for 3-6 weeks. Good news no surgery or cast required.
“Huge thanks to the crew and good luck to all of the cast. Due to the way the show is filmed, I’ll still be on until show four, so tune in.”
Wiggins becomes one more on a growing list of celebrities and former sports stars that have left the programme with an injury.