Marianne Vos is back to training, sets sights on Rio

Rabo Liv announced today that Marianne Vos is back to training with her sights set on Rio. This announcement is a follow-up to the team’s October message announcing that Vos was unlikely to compete in cyclocross this season. The 12-time world champion has been sidelined on-and-off with injuries since December of last year, and only […]


Marianne Vos unlikely to compete this cross season as recovery phase continues

“She’s  just riding at the moment, not training,” said Henk Vos, the father of multi-world champion Marianne Vos when we ran into him at the World Championships in Richmond a few weeks ago. Marianne Vos will undergo some tests later this month to see how she’s doing and if she can start training again. The […]


Tips on choosing a sports doctor or physio

If you’ve been riding or racing for a while, there’s a good chance you have suffered an injury or illness- whether from overtraining, a bad bike fit or a crash. A rehab plan is your best bet for getting back on the bike fully recovered and in a realistic timeframe, but who to turn to […]


Chloe Hosking’s injury recovery tips

A few weeks ago I woke up in Girona, my European base, and commenced my usual morning ritual —the social media check — before getting out of bed. You are, after all, only safe to get out of bed when you have scrolled all the way back to the last post you saw before you […]


Ignoring pain isn’t a solution: How to deal with an injury

For this week’s Weekly Wisdom, I wanted to write about dealing with injury because I’m just getting back from an injury myself, and it’s been a hard time for me. I have been learning a lot about myself during this time –more than I would have if I’d been racing and training like planned. Of course, […]


No La Course, no Worlds, no road racing at all for Marianne Vos

In consultation with the Rabo Liv medical staff, Marianne Vos has decided to not race in the few remaining months of road season, meaning she will not be defending her win at La Course nor will she lining up at the World Championships this September. On this moment a bit sad, but I’m sure this […]


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 ?