Crashing is an unfortunate part of professional road cycling and every rider is guaranteed to come off during their career. For this latest episode in our ‘Show us Your Scars’ series we talk to Wiggle-Honda‘s Giorgia Bronzini about the thrills and spills of her career so far.
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Bronzini describes herself as an older member of the team, and during her career she has been world champion two years in a row (2010, 2011), won the RideLondon Grand Prix in 2014 and counts a range of victories in her palmarès on both the road and track.
In one particular crash the Italian’s cranks came away from the bike causing her to crash and land heavily on her neck. Although she felt uninjured at the time, and was able to start the following day’s stage in Qatar, the damaged vertebrae has continued to cause discomfort in the cold weather.
This wasn’t the start or the end of her crashing as a professional, as she explains in the video.