No knee problems in 17 years as a pro, and Thomas Voeckler breaks his knee cap riding to the beach with his son

At least he doesn't have to get back on a bike any time soon

Thomas Voeckler suffered a broken knee cap while riding to the beach

(Image credit: Sunada/Twitter/Thomas Voeckler)

With training regimes racking up tens of thousands of miles per year, it's no surprise that a lot of professional riders suffer from knee pain.

However Thomas Voeckler was one of the lucky ones, never suffering any knee problems through 17 years as a professional rider, despite the punishing training and his eccentric riding style.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.