GCN's Toughest Ever Cyclists | Volume 3

Published on January 4th 2018


We're back with another 4 of the toughest cyclists of all time. From fighting back from awful injuries, to redefining ultra-endurance cycling, these 4 show just how tough cyclists can be. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/vz Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/vA Mark Beaumont: If breaking the round-the-world record, Beaumont even crashed on day 9, and continued with a chipped tooth and fractured elbow! Andy Hampsten: Hampsten makes the list for one of the most brutal stages ever in pro cycling, stage 14 of the 1988 Giro d'Italia over the Passo Gavia. Hampsten rode into the pink jersey in conditions that had riders crying in pain from the cold on the descent of the Gavia. Annemiek Van Vleuten: When she crashed on the final descent while leading the Olympic road race, Van Vleuten's three fractured vertebrae led many to believe her career could be over. But not only was she back on the bike 10 days later, she has gone on to the best season of her career, even winning her first world championship! Fiorenzo Magni: The original Lion of Flanders, Magni is most famous for his exploits at the 1956 Giro d'Italia. When he broke his left collarbone in a crash, Magni attached a piece of innertube to his bars that he would grip with his teeth to aid with leverage. As if this wasn't enough, Magni crashed again, breaking his left humerus, and passing out. Magni came to, climbed out of the ambulance, and finished the stage. He even eventually finished second overall!! Is Magni the toughest cyclist of all time? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/vB Watch more on GCN... Mark Beaumont interview http://gcn.eu/askbeaumont 📹 Toughest cyclists vol.2 http://gcn.eu/5toughest 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com