Dr Hutch: The competitive instinct still runs deep

Why we cyclists put ourselves in the middle of a Venn diagram between competitiveness and stupidity

Dr Hutch column
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One of my regular training sessions used to be the Tuesday crit league at Hillingdon in London. It took more than an hour to get there, and to get back, and depending on the available daylight, the race might only be forty-five minutes. But in terms of reducing myself to a trembling wreck, and making sure that when I went to bed that night I’d lie awake for an hour with burning legs and a spinning head, there was nothing like it.

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