Britian's top road rider, Mark Cavendish, winner of four stages of the 2008 Tour de France and two of the Giro D'italia, has injured himself – playing on his Nintendo Wii. Nasty.
Speaking to Europsport Cavendish explained that he was playing a snowboarding game on the Wii, at home on the Isle of Man,when he fell of the board – well it is supposed to offer a life-like experience.
"It's a pain, but it's a minor injury in the off-season and not a huge problem," the Manxman told Eurosport before adding, "I may have to visit a medic to try and get it sorted out, rather than heading for Tuscany as I'd planned." He does expect to be fit enough to join his Columbia team mates in Majorca later this month as they start their preparations for the 2009 season. No doubt he'll be sticking to Cycling Manager from now on.
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.