Ah, kids. Whenever they even get a minor injury you’d think they’d been through World War Three with the amount they seem to exaggerate things. And it seems Mark McNally was no different.
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In the eighth edition of our ‘Show us your scars’ series, the Madison-Gensis rider tells us about the time he convinced himself he had a piece of carbon fibre stuck in his right leg after a crash as a junior when his bike snapped. “You don’t have to let facts ruin a good story,” he says, which is probably the best advice you’ll receive all year.
The 25-year-old from Liverpool, who joined the British Madison team from Belgium based An-Post Chain Reaction at the start of 2015, also recounts the first time he ever came down in a bunch sprint. a pretty harrowing moment for most people who’ve ever raced bikes.