In memory of Andrei Kivilev

Andrei Kivilev (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Andrei Kivilev (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

The death of Kazakh rider Andrei Kivilev (Cofidis) from head injuries sustained in a fall on stage two of Paris-Nice in 2003 was the trigger for the UCI to implement the compulsory wearing of helmets. They had previously tried to introduce this requirement in 1991 but riders had protested at – ironically – Paris-Nice, effectively quashing the initiative.

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VeloVoices Debate: Bradley Wiggins

At VeloVoices we are united by our love of cycling, but that doesn’t mean we agree on everything. Life would be very boring if we did! We like nothing better than a good debate.

Tim and Kitty have been chewing the fat over the riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma that is triple Olympic gold medal-winner and Sky GC leader Bradley Wiggins. Yesterday he became only the second British rider – after Tom Simpson in 1967 – to win the prestigious Paris-Nice stage race. Continue reading