This round-up of our favourite cycling videos of the week includes a dominant display at the Track World Cup, Peter Sagan showing his skills once again and plenty more besides.
If you’re squeamish then beware of Steve Lampier’s show us your scars video, which is included below… particularly if you don’t like the idea of a hammer and a surgical device.
We finish with a look at the best riders in the world right now, a list that’s certain to spark debate.
Women’s Keirin win for Vogel
German track star, and multiple World Champion, Kristina Vogel was on top form in the Keirin final at the recent World Cup event in Cali, Colombia.
Biding her time and then using a competitor as a lead out, she won the event with relative ease.
This hapless would-be bicycle thief spent a full 17 minutes trying to steal a bike in Washington State, USA.
Passing cars didn’t seem to deter him and was only when the police arrived that he scarpered.
Sagan’s skills in slow-mo
We are all familiar with Peter Sagan’s bike handling skills, from super fast descents in stage races to celebratory wheelies and riding onto the roof of a team car.
On a visit to Tinkoff-Saxo team kit supplier Sportful, the World Champ showed his football skills, as seen in this slow-mo video.
This is why we cycle to work
This video proved a hit on the site towards the end of last week so it’s worth another look.
The clip was released by the Spanish Department for Transport and takes a comical look at the frustrations faced by those choosing to drive to work, and really sums up why many of us opt for two wheels rather than four.
Steve Lampier tells us about some gruesome injuries
Worst among them is a crash that left him needed 150 stitches in his face, and gravel still emerging years later.
Hang on until he talks about the doctor using a hammer on his elbow. Gruesome.
The top ten best riders right now
As part of our 100 best riders in the world right now round-up, we’ve compiled a photo montage to showcase the top 10 from that list.
Let us know who would have featured in your top 10 in the comments below.