Marianne Vos lets go of season goals as she enters yet another recovery period

It has been a spring filled with ongoing uncertainty and frustration for Marianne Vos, who continues to suffer from injury.  Her team today announced yet another recovery period for the 12-time world champion, who’s been sidelined on-and-off with injuries since December. Not an easy decision to skip the upcoming races, but I need more training […]


Rib fracture disrupts Marianne Vos’ return to racing

In an announcement issued by her Rabo Liv team, Marianne Vos revealed that she has sustained a rib fracture, likely from a crash during a recon ride of the Ötztaler Forest Cross in Haiming, Austria. Vos competed in the mountain bike race on Sunday, finishing in 16th place. Broken rib @marianne_vos Probably 'souvenir' of MTB […]


Injury, self-doubt and rehab: Greg Henderson’s comeback

Injuries are a part of any professional sport and cycling is no different. But even though injuries are an unavoidable part of being a pro cyclist, it’s never easy to deal with being off the bike, particularly when nobody can diagnose what’s wrong with you. Lotto-Belisol’s key lead-out man Greg Henderson writes about the challenges […]


Exercise Induced Arterial Endofibrosis

Every so often in the cycling press we’ll read about a pro who has developed arterial problems in his or her leg. The headlines will often referred to it as “Iliac Artery surgery”. The medical term for the problem is “Exercise Induced Arterial Endofibrosis”. What exactly is going on here ?


The Broken Collarbone – A Part Of Cycling

One of the most common injuries for a cyclist is the broken collarbone (or clavicle). I’m very lucky this has never happened to me, but there aren’t many cyclists I know who haven’t had to deal with a collarbone injury. Some say that you’re not a real cyclist until you’ve broken your collarbone. If that’s […]


How To Treat An Injured Cyclist

In the past 4 months I’ve been the first at the scene on four (yes, FOUR) cyclists who have been hit by a car.  Each and every time and I have had no real clue of what do to.   The first thing I normally do is check for bike damage to see what I can […]


Bay Crit Tip #4 – Road Rash

Look at this mess!  Cookie is a tough cookie and has been through this a thousand times before, so he’ll be okay.  He got right back on his bike after taking a couple laps out. A true professional.  For the rest of us who are new to this, here’s my method of dealing with minor […]


Training While Injured – Jono’s ERGO Sanity Tip

I know a few people who have crashed pretty hard in the past couple months and have had to deal with nasty broken collarbones. Unfortunately last Tuesday Jono Lovelock was one of the casualties.  Like any top notch motivated athlete Jono has jumped back on the bike as quickly as possible to keep his form […]