- UCI dumber than you could ever believe – worse than doping in my view…
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UCI dumber than you could ever believe – worse than doping in my view…
Complete over reaction in my opinion and foolish to liken it to doping. The guy has a concussion, his team doctors and himself would be more than capable of deciding whether or not he is fit to race. As for having a regulation for this type of thing… are you really sure you have thought this comment through?Posted 4 years ago
Before a Player can restart exercise they must be symptom free for a period of 24 hours (Level 1)
Not enough time for that. And that’s 24hrs for a return to exercise, not return to competition.
It’s all well and good plying on the hardman image, but there’s being a hardman and then there’s being hit on the head too many times.Posted 4 years agoMrSynthpopMember
I mostly agree with the OP, injured rider with potential impairment of reaction speed and decision making gets the ‘all clear’ from his entirely unbiased team. He was reportedly unconscious for periods and had headaches over the evening.
Many sports won’t let you take part with a head injury until you demonstrate no impairment as concussed players/riders tend to cause accidents/have accidents and a second head injury to an already concussed individual can have wider consequences.
An independent Doctor clearing head injury cases wouldn’t be too hard to implement – its common in lots of sports.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
I dont know what the rules are but it should be an independent doctor making the decision re safety.
I assume rugby is a bit more physical than cycling and you can compete on a bike with injuries you could not in rugby.
I further assume that a few big blokes thumping into you on a regular basis may be different from pedalling and the risks different. It is not a reasonable comparison IMHO
would you want to ride in a peloton with someone who had concussion?
Are they a triathlete?Posted 4 years agocrikeyMember
He went to hospital, got seen there, then discharged, then reviewed again by the team doctor, and I would guess the Tour doc was also involved.
I understand the point about concussion, but I would think that he had enough assessment by enough medics to call it the right way.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
An independent Doctor clearing head injury cases wouldn’t be too hard to implement – its common in lots of sports.
Errrrr, so take yesterday, 20 riders crash, all in a hurry to get up and back on their bike/a spare. How exactly do you propose getting round all of them in a fair way, stop the pelaton?Posted 4 years ago
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