Saw this and thought I’d share: Even Cadel Evans feels it out on the road.
Evans notes training fears in Australia
By Susan Westemeyer
Cadel Evans of Team Silence-Lotto is a road racer, but admits that sometimes training on the road can be scary and dangerous. “Honestly, the scariest part of my job is riding on the Great Ocean Road, which I live on, between Christmas and New Year,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I’ve cycled in every continent in the world, other than Antarctica, and it’s incredible. Drivers in America and Australia just have attitudes. I don’t necessarily say attitudes towards cyclists, but towards other road users,” the 2007 ProTour champion said. “People just don’t realise the danger they’re causing other people.”
What he most fears are trailers that are wider than the cars pulling them. “I’ve nearly had my leg torn off so many times because of that, and people are just completely unaware of it.”