Road rash

Also known as crash rash, road rash is a skin abrasion to any part of a cyclist's body, resulting from a fall on asphalt.  Painful and debilitating to mere mortals, for the professional peloton it is an inherent danger of the job.  As David Millar observed in a 2011 interview: 'Cycling is such a stupid sport. Next time you are in a car travelling at 40mph think about jumping out – naked. That's what it's like when we crash.' Ouch.

 Road rash carnage during a stage of the 1979 Tour de France

 

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