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Injury patterns in road cycling events

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

Study undertaken during the races in Hamburg UCI ProTour Cyclassics in 2006 among professional cyclists (182) and recreational participants cycling 55, 100 or 155 km looking at injury patterns. A total of 193 injuries in 70 participants were registred, mainly localized at extremities (94.4%, mainly shoulder girdle). Ten percent suffered serious injury, significantly more frequent in women than in men. 84.4% of the accidents occurred in groups. The mean speed at the time of the crash was 37.3 km/h (range: 0-57). The researchers conclude that accidents were more likely to occur in inexperienced drivers, in the shortest distance, with straight conditions and in well-known dangerous areas.

Acute injuries in road bicycle racing. Injury surveillance at the Hamburg UCI ProTour”Cyclassics” 2006
Ueblacker P, Rathmann W, Rueger JM, Püschel K.
Unfallchirurg. 2008 Jun;111(6):414-20. German Read More…

Study undertaken during the races in Hamburg UCI ProTour Cyclassics in 2006 among professional cyclists (182) and recreational participants cycling 55, 100 or 155 km looking at injury patterns. A total of 193 injuries in 70 participants were registred, mainly localized at extremities (94.4%, mainly shoulder girdle). Ten percent suffered serious injury, significantly more frequent in women than in men. 84.4% of the accidents occurred in groups. The mean speed at the time of the crash was 37.3 km/h (range: 0-57). The researchers conclude that accidents were more likely to occur in inexperienced drivers, in the shortest distance, with straight conditions and in well-known dangerous areas.

Acute injuries in road bicycle racing. Injury surveillance at the Hamburg UCI ProTour”Cyclassics” 2006
Ueblacker P, Rathmann W, Rueger JM, Püschel K.
Unfallchirurg. 2008 Jun;111(6):414-20. German Read More…

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