Shane Sutton: 'I don't remember crash'

British Cycling and Team Sky coach Shane Sutton admits that he does not remember anything about the crash that saw him suffer bleeding on the brain.

British Cycling and Team Sky coach Shane Sutton believes that wearing a cycling helmet saved his life when he suffered a crash earlier this month.

The 55-year-old was hit by a car at a petrol station in Lancashire that saw him suffer bleeding on the brain, and Sutton has revealed that he does not remember anything about the crash.

Sutton told BBC Sport: "I remember nothing. From 8.40am in the morning until 12.20pm in the afternoon, not a thing.

"For me, [wearing a helmet] was very important, but that is a personal thing. A lot of people have serious accidents with helmets and without. On this occasion I was glad I had a helmet on.

"But that's a personal thing, it is like a bike. You buy a particular kind of bike and a particular kind of helmet. For me, it saved my life. I don't feel 100% at the moment, I am just sitting in the stands, quite relaxed. It is going to take time, the doctors said that."

Sutton's accident was the second in as many days after Bradley Wiggins suffered broken ribs in a crash on the night before, also in Lancashire.

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