Dr Hutch: The sensitive subject of saddle sores

Doctor Hutch considers an often overlooked ailment with a real sting in the tail - saddle sores

treat saddle sores

A saddle sore has this much in common with the spiny anteater: they both sound kind of amusing until you’re sitting on one.

During the 2016 Giro d'Italia, Tom Dumoulin had his attempt on the race scuppered by a saddle sore. If you’ve never had one, you’ll be baffled by this capitulation in the face of what seems like a trivial discomfort.

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Michael Hutchinson is a writer, journalist and former professional cyclist. As a rider he won multiple national titles in both Britain and Ireland and competed at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He was a three-time Brompton folding-bike World Champion, and once hit 73 mph riding down a hill in Wales. His Dr Hutch columns appears in every issue of Cycling Weekly magazine