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Former Bora Argon 18 rider Nerz suffering headaches and dizziness after multiple crashes

Recently retired German rider Dominik Nerz has opened up about the problems which forced him to walk away from cycling at just 27 years of age, with the German suffering headaches, dizziness and disorientation after several crashes where he hit his head. In mid-October he announced in a team release that he was leaving the …

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How to recover after hitting the deck

Crashing hurts. And unfortunately it’s a part of cycling. And while broken skin is easily patched up and covered, the next day your bruised and battered body can feel like it’s been hit by a truck. Here are some recovery tips by ALP Coach Alison Powers who has had her share of run ins with …

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Emotion into execution: my path to resilience

I’m sitting here trying to study for Uni, not getting far, because all I can think about right now is how much I want to be racing instead of sitting here on my balcony staring into space (more about that later). My teammate advised me to use this time to be productive in other areas…so …

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The white line is calling: an end to the year without Marianne Vos

When I go to meet Marianne Vos in the small Dutch town of ‘S Gravensmoer, the villages seem to become smaller and smaller the closer I get. The roads are narrow, tractors are interspersed with traffic and I pass one city limit sign after another. A town sign greets me to De Moer and a …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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