Toughest cyclists in the history of pro bike racing — part 2

LeMond, Museeuw, Thomas and others define what it means to be tough

Greg Lemond

LeMond makes the list for his battle back from nearly dying in a hunting accident, then going on to win two more Tours de France with 35 shotgun pellets in his body.

Cycling is a sport defined by men who can suffer more than mere mortals. But even among the select group of hard men, there are those who simply stand above the rest. A while back RoadBikeReview published its first list with four of the original tough guys. Now it’s time for another round of four, who also define what it means to be a bike racer.

Johan Musseuw

When a crash in the Arenberg forest nearly caused his leg to need amputation, Johan Museeuw’s career looked to be finished. But two years later he won Paris Roubaix with a 44km solo attack.

Geraint Thomas

When Geraint Thomas broke his pelvis in a crash on the 1st stage of the 2013 Tour de France, he not only finished the stage, but somehow managed to finish the whole Tour!

Beryl Burton

Without a doubt, Beryl 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.

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