Why have so many riders suffered spinal fractures this season?

We spoke to osteopath Alice Monger-Godfrey about vertebral compression fractures

Nibali climbs Alpe d'Huez on stage 12 of the Tour de France (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Broken collarbones, ribs, elbows, wrists: there’s a catalogue of body parts that - whilst we wouldn't wish it upon anybody - we become quite immune to cyclists breaking.

Chuck in ‘spine’ and the immunity ends.

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