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Courtesy of Q by EquinoxGeraint Thomas is the double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist who, in the summer of 2013, astonished the world with his performance at the 100th Tour de France. He didn't win, but in an event that's renowned as the ultimate test of endurance (and suffering), the 27-year-old Welshman pushed his body-broken bones and all-to new extremes.
On the first day of the Tour, he crashed. Thomas was stiff and sore but got up, re-mounted, and finished the stage. The following day he was in such pain that he had to be helped onto his bike, and as such, he struggled to keep up at the back of the peloton all day. After stage two, when a scan revealed a broken bone in his pelvis, he asked his team doctor if he could continue in the race. The doctor replied that if he was careful, and the injury was managed, he could, but he would have to use pain as his guide.
Like many hell-bent endurance athletes, Thomas listened to his doctor, but ignored the pain.Read More »from 5 Indoor Cycling Tips from a Double-Gold Medalist