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A Lesson In Brutality | News and Views

Brought to our attention by a tweet from everybody’s favourite cycling-based scribe Bill Strickland, if you’d forgotten just how tough how road cycling, and indeed professional road cyclists are, well then prepare to be re-educated with this two and half minute voyage into a world of Paris-Roubaix based pain.

Watching races on TV, courtesy of moped and helicopter shots, you often fail to appreciate the real speed the peloton routinely blasts through towns and villages at, and as a consequence the armchair hardman also can’t truly appreciate the toughness of these guys when they dust themselves off after a crash and get back on the bike to chase back to the tail of the bunch. After viewing this snippet of footage taken at this year’s race a couple of times we don’t think we’ll ever underestimate either in future. Ouch.

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