Ian Hutchinson suffers stroke while cycling in Spain

16-time Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson has revealed that he suffered a stroke while cycling and has thanked a BSB racer for saving his life

Ian Hutchinson suffers stroke while cycling in Spain

IAN Hutchinson has taken to social media to speak about a medical emergency he suffered while cycling in Spain. The 16-time Isle of Man TT winner also wanted to thank Jason O’Halloran who apparently saved his life.

Thankfully its looks as though the 43-year-old from Bingley, West Yorkshire is now on the road to recovery, and he took to social media to thank BSB racer O’Halloran who Hutchinson seems to have been first on the scene. The post on his Instagram page read: “Had a stroke while cycling in Spain two weeks ago. Jason [O'Halloran] saved my life. All good now. Thank you more than I can ever believe mate.” O’Halloran responded to the record-breaking TT winner by calling him a “tough bugger”.

Not only is Hutchinson a 16-time winner of the Isle of Man TT, but he also holds the record for the most wins in a single Isle of Man TT festival in 2010. That year he scooped top honours in the Senior, Superbike, Super Stock and both Supersport races that year, a record that to this day has not been equalled.

Later that year Hutchinson’s year was marred by a horrific crash in the Supersport race at Silverstone. He crashed on lap one along with a number of other riders and was struck by another bike, smashing his left leg and leaving doctors to battle to save it. In 2011 Hutchinson returned to the TT and took part in some exhibition laps around the mountain course.

We wish Ian all the best with his recovery and hope to see him back on the road soon.

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