Toughest Cyclists Ever Volume 2

Published on November 30th 2017

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Cycling is a sport full of tales of heroism and toughness, with riders battling injuries, conquering grand tours, and breaking records. Here are your top 5 toughest cyclists ever. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/tn Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/to Greg LeMond: LeMond makes your list for his battle back from nearly dying in a hunting accident, even winning two more Tours de France with 35 shotgun pellets in his body. Alfonsina Strada: The only female rider to compete in a grand tour, Strada not only started the 1924 Giro D'Italia, but she managed to finish the whole race! Johan Musseuw: When his crash in the Arenberg forest nearly caused his leg to need amputation, Museeuw's career looked to be finished. But two years after his horror crash, Museeuw won Paris Roubaix with a 44km solo attack. Geraint Thomas: When Thomas broke his pelvis in a crash on the 1st stage of the 2013 Tour de France, he not only finished the stage, but he somehow managed to finish the whole Tour! Beryl Burton: Without a doubt, Burton is one of the greatest British cyclists of all time. Arguably Burton's most incredible achievement was breaking the men's 12 hour time trial record! Let us know who you think is the toughest cyclist of all time in the comments below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/tp Watch more on GCN... 4 Toughest Cyclists Ever http://gcn.eu/Toughest 📹 Inspirational cycling quotes http://gcn.eu/inspirational 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com Additional Photo Attributions: GREG LEMOND By Benjamin Werner (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bw94/2927911618/) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons By Steve Selwood (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons By user:Chris Timm (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons By Anders CC-BY-ND 2.0 [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/legalcode] https://flic.kr/p/QEPD8M https://flic.kr/p/984i8f https://flic.kr/p/932oQS https://flic.kr/p/9kcHMr https://flic.kr/p/96budN https://flic.kr/p/92BLG5 ALFONSINA STRADA By Blackcat (Publicity card issued in Italy) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons By Ciclismo Italia CC BY 2.0 [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode] https://flic.kr/p/sSh1Ej BERYL BURTON By Brian Townsley - Beryl Burton, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42549030 By Brian Townsley (Beryl Burton - Seafront Criterium) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons By Nijs, Jac. de / Anefo - [1] Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANeFo), 1945-1989, Nummer toegang 2.24.01.05 Bestanddeelnummer 920-6689, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60205932 By Nijs, Jac. de / Anefo - [1] Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANeFo), 1945-1989, Nummer toegang 2.24.01.05 Bestanddeelnummer 920-6690, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23760825 By Kroon, Ron / Anefo - [1] Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANeFo), 1945-1989, Nummer toegang 2.24.01.05 Bestanddeelnummer 920-6306, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23760295 Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Alta Badia: http://gcn.eu/AltaBadia- // Maratona Dles Dolomites: http://gcn.eu/MaratonaDlesDolomites- Assos of Switzerland: http://gcn.eu/Assos KASK helmets: http://gcn.eu/KASK fi’zi:k shoes and saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Topeak tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq DT Swiss: http://gcn.eu/DtSwiss Science in Sport: http://gcn.eu/SiS Orbea bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Trek Bicycles: http://gcn.eu/-Trek Vision wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Zipp wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp power2max: http://gcn.eu/power2max Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Continental tyres: http://gcn.eu/continental- Camelbak: http://gcn.eu/camelbak- The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below