Concussion - is enough being done to protect the peloton?

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The focus on concussions and its treatment within professional sport has magnified in recent months. But is cycling doing enough to protect the health of its riders? Paul Knott surveyed the current landscape.

For cyclists it is almost a duty to the sport and a point of pride to be seen as tough on two wheels. Quite often you will hear phrases like “don’t show them you are in pain” or “get straight back on the bike” as part of the lexicon of group rides, race commentary or in the wider media after a crash. These attitudes are often applauded by onlookers as a badge of honour for pushing through the pain barrier all in the name of competition.

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