Crashing is an occupational hazard for cyclists and something that happens to all professional at one time or another. Despite this, they are often the toughest sportspeople and try and ride through the pain to complete a race.
It’s not just on a bicycle that professionals manage to injure themselves and Madison-Genesis rider Matt Cronshaw tells us about how he now has plates in his ankle from a scooter accident. However, this wasn’t the result of a teen on moped but rather a 13 year old with oversized feet losing control of their push along street scooter.
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Despite this happening long before he turned pro, the result means that he now has to set his cleat on a bit of an angle as the repaired ankle wasn’t set in line.
Road rash is one of the most painful and common ailments suffered by racing cyclists, and this is the other injury Cronshaw talks about. What’s worse, he took out a teammate in the crash. Thankfully they’re friends again now.