Show us your scars #39: Alex Peters (video)

The Team Sky neo-pro talks about the biggest crash of his career while riding for SEG Racing Academy

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Alex Peters took the step up to the WorldTour in late 2015, riding as a stagiaire for Team Sky before being signed-up full time by the British squad for the 2016 season.

But it’s not all been a straight forward rise for the 22-year-old Londoner to the top level of professional cycling, as he tells us here.

While racing for the SEG Racing Academy team, Peters took a tumble on a straight, flat road in the second stage of the Oberösterreichrundfahrt race in Austria in June of 2015. That crash resulted in a broken collarbone, leaving Peters on the sidelines until the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic in August.

A broken collarbone is a common injury for a professional cyclist, and Peters has already broken both of his already in his short career.

You can see the rest of our Show us your scars series here, including interviews with the likes of Geraint Thomas, Bernard Hinault and Alexander Kristoff.