Team Sky Cycling boss in Pothole claim

Fran Millar, 34, was thrown from her bike in High Street in Oldham, and was knocked unconscious as she landed.

A Team Sky cycling boss has been awarded damages from a council after she swerved to avoid a pothole and then injured herself badly as she hit another.

Fran Millar, 34, was thrown from her bike in High Street in Oldham, and was knocked unconscious as she landed.

A Team Sky cycling boss has been awarded damages from a council after she swerved to avoid a pothole and then injured herself badly as she hit another.

The head of business operations at Team Sky, and sister of professional cyclist David Millar, suffered fractures to her cheek, jaw and fingers, and had several teeth knocked out in the incident in May 2010.

Ms Millar, who is back at work and recently completed the Etape du Tour, a 198km amateur stage of the Tour de France, said: “I feel extremely lucky to be back on my bike again with both my physical and mental scars healed or healing.

“A crash like this happens so suddenly it can shake your entire confidence on the bike. One minute you are cycling along, the next you’re being wheeled into an accident and emergency department.

“More people need to be encouraged to ride their bikes. We are now a cycling nation and councils must make sure that we can all enjoy the road safely. Had I not hit the pothole caused by these road works I would have been forced out into the road into the path of motorists. Having safe roads benefits everyone.”

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