It was reported at the weekend that following the recent accidents of Bradley Wiggins and his coach Shane Sutton, Mark Cavendish is now the third top cyclist in a fortnight to have been involved in a road traffic accident.

Cavendish was training in Tuscany when he “went and hit the back of a car that slammed on” he tweeted,  “Wasn’t ideal, apart from a bruised arm I’m relatively ok…”