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Leading road racer Ian Hutchinson in race against time to be fit for beginning of 2012 season

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dagerboy45 - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 12:46 PM

Who was the brains of britain that suggested he take part in a stuntshow???
I can understand motocross and mountain biking etc for fitness reasons but ffs after all the pain, anguish and recuperation... why on earth would you take part in a stuntshow?
Just hope hes recovered for the North West and IoM... get well soon Hutchy


February 02, 2012 12:49 PM

There's good news- they can fix the leg again. And there's bad news- this must tell Hutchy that his leg is still at risk and it won't take a huge accident to wreck it completely. Right now he must be comtemplating what a step-off at Macau might have resulted in. Top respect for bravery, for his love of the sport, for persistence, for his never-give-up attitude and for an outstanding result at Macau, but he must be asking himself now how stupid it was to risk an accident in such a trivial gambit when he could have been adding the time to proper recouperation in readiness for the season ahead. Get well soon, mate, but remember that a rushed repair is seldom a permanent repair.

Martin - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 2:14 PM

I know motorcycle racers aren't always the smartest, but surely either Hutchy or Shaun Muir should have stopped him taking part in something so trivial 9and with little potential fitness benefit) on the eve of his biggest career opportunity, so soon after returning from an accident which would end many careers? Rather like Kubica in F1, this is something the sport has to think about for the long term.

mysticmeg - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 3:38 PM

i like and admire hutchy for what he is,a racer ,and for what hes just went through this past year,but somebody has to say this,hutchy that stunt was fkn stupid mate.enough of the negative ,now do it all again and get ready for the tt,will be rootin for ya

cuff - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 4:31 PM

I personally dont see the problem in him taking part in the stunt show. His leg was fine beforehand (otherwise im sure he wouldn't take part) and this was a FREAK accident. Nothing to do with previous injuries and he didn't even crash to cause it!

I think it's just very unfortunate and hope Hutchy gets well soon but riders can't be completely wrapped up in cotton wool away from the track incase any other freak accidents happen.

Enough is enough - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 6:10 PM

Give it up lad.
You are so banged up, another major off and legs are gone. It really isn't worth it.
Max respect the way you have tried to come back but fate is trying to tell you something. There is more to life than bike racing.

LA-Xstream - Unregistered

February 02, 2012 6:32 PM

This is a proper sickener. I was really hoping hutchy could come back to iom and win again this year. His attitude to get back is truly heroic. I hope the leg heals quickly and he has the strength to perform at a high level again, but part of me feels 'someone' is trying to tell him something. I'm same age as hutchy and had the same thing peaking for a triathlon when a dozy cow knocked me off me road bike. End of. If i'd carried on doing tri's i'd be havin new hips and knees by the age of 40 (or so a physio said)! Point is - bike racing is not the end of the world. Least I dont think so.

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