Show us your scars #13: Mike Northey (video)

Madison-Genesis rider Mike Northey talks us through some of the incidents he's experienced through his career
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Even in bike races with closed roads, there’s no escaping motor vehicles. Only recently at the Clasica San Sebastian last week, Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet was felled by a motorbike that fell on top of him. But for Mike Northey, his encounter with a car at a race came when it wasn’t even moving.

The Madison-Genesis rider runs you through the worst incident of his career in the latest episode of our ‘Show us your scars’ series, in which he runs into a parked car just over the finish line of a 10-mile time trial.

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As anyone who has done a time trial might know, the first thing you’re keen to look at is the time on your bike computer. Unfortunately for Northey, now 28, someone had decided to leave their car not far from the finish in his native New Zealand with the rider unable to stop himself flying into the back of it.

A mouthful of broken teeth and a serious quad injury kept Northey out for a while, but here he explains the unique way he treated his leg injury.

You can catch up with the rest of our SUYS series here, including chats with Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe of Team Sky, as well as cycling legend Bernard Hinault.