'We're fighting all the time to be in front': Is cycling more dangerous nowadays? We asked the pros

'We need to show some good sense and realise that it's not worth winning at any price,' said one rider

A Lotto Dstny rider on the floor
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Professional cycling is more dangerous than ever, according to the pros, with faster speeds, more animated racing and sub-par safety measures heightening the risk of crashing. 

Earlier this month, a series of high-profile crashes triggered debates within the sport over rider safety. Grand Tour winners Primož Roglič, Remco Evenepoel and Jonas Vingegaard are all currently sidelined, having abandoned Itzulia Basque Country, the latter two with multiple fractures. Wout van Aert, too, broke numerous bones in a hard fall at Dwars door Vlaanderen

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.