Misunderstanding or malice … but an often tragic result. Since the beginning of the year, 166 cyclists died on the roads of France. Interviewed by Ouest France, the Breton runner Warren Barguil gave his feelings on this difficult cohabitation between bicycles, cars and two-wheelers.
The former Tour de France polka-dot jersey knows all the more about the problem he suffered in 2016 a serious accident in training in Spain. A British driver, driving in the wrong direction, had mown it down with five of her teammates from the Giant-Alpecin team.
Five years later, the leader of the Arkéa-Samsic team discusses these events with our colleagues from Ouest France:
“I no longer go out on the main roads, I pay attention to the schedules, and I equip myself accordingly. I often put on a yellow helmet, a yellow outfit […] Since my accident, I realize that we are much more vulnerable and I also put myself in the shoes of others. At every roundabout, in the car, I really control all my blind spots to think of cyclists. And, on the other hand, on your bike, you always have to put yourself in the driver’s shoes and wonder if he wasn’t in a blind spot. “
« Everyone criticizes each other, yells at each other, no one wants to reach out to the other, people have gone mad. I often criticize the behavior of some disgruntled, stressed motorists who do anything and put us in danger, but I also see a lot of cyclists running fires. They don’t realize! I see these videos on the social networks of people who go on … Read more on Auto moto: auto and motorcycle magazine