It's OK if professional cyclists hate cycling – my affection for the sport has also had its ups and downs


I was out riding with my friend Bernard recently. The conversation turned to Sir Bradley Wiggins, a cyclist Bernard has always admired, ever since his world junior pursuit title in 1998. Unfortunately, he's not such a big fan these days. “He says he hates cycling now,” Bernard said grumpily. “Can you imagine? You see him riding the bike, the elegance, the power. How could he hate that? He says he hated winning the Tour de France.”

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Michael Hutchinson

Michael Hutchinson is an author, journalist and former professional cyclist. His column “Dr. Hutch” appears in every issue of Cycling weekly Magazine.