Apart from family, what could be more important than wine and bikes? Of course, there might be the odd rant about other topics on here too...

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Giving the Belgians a run for their money as the hard men of cycling

The Belgians featured in this month's Cycle Sport aren't the only hard men of cycling. Matt White used his head to stop himself when a tractor trailer pulled in front of him and screeched to a halt while he was out on a training ride in Spain last Sunday.

Despite colliding with the truck and falling to the ground, the cars behind him simply drove around him and left him bleeding on the ground. "Whitey" walked to a nearby bar where staff gave him a towel to stem the bleeding, and then drove him to a medical centre, where a physician put four stitches in his head-wound, without anaesthetic.

Two days later, White got back on his bike and did a three-hour training ride.