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Nov 16, 2012

Tour de France Winner Injured

British drunkard and Tour Douche France winner Bradley Wiggins is back in the news. He was involved in a crash at a gas station. it does not say what "vehicle" the woman was driving but I am guessing it had an engine. See the CNN article here for the full story:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/08/sport/uk-cycling-bradley-wiggins/index.html?iphoneemail

While he was injured, it appears, thankfully, he will be OK and make a full recovery. Also mentioned in the CNN piece here is that the Great Britain cycling coach was also injured in an unrelated accident. this is a great opportunity for Wiggins. As the current Tour de France champion he clearly has some pull in the cycling community. What a great time for someone like him to stand up and speak of the dangers of riding bikes on the roads.

Think of all the lives that would be saved. Would he do it? Highly doubtful. It gores against every thing cyclists stand for. Safety, order, the cyclist craves not these things.

Here's hoping I'm wrong though.  When we see that the dangers of cycling extend to not just those average people with no friends and family who love nothing more than slowing down traffic around town, but also to the big name celebrities in the cycling world, that should be a wake up call to them all, that what they are doing is incredibly dangerous. Of course if cyclists had any sense, they wouldn't be cyclists.

In fact the story quotes British Cycling as saying "It is extremely rare that our riders and coaches are hurt while out cycling on the road, even rarer that two incidents should occur in a short space of time, and we wish Shane and Bradley a speedy recovery." 

Just more proof they just don't get it. attempting to make these seem like isolated incidents. As mentioned before go on twitter and search just the word "cyclist". Don't even bother including "killed or "accident, just the word cyclist(s). You will see dozens of tweets, recent tweets about people who were killed or seriously injured from riding their bikes on the road.

A real shame.

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