Overuse injuries of the knee prove to be the greatest risk to road cyclistsClarsen, B., et.al. (2010). Overuse injuries in Professional Road Cyclists. American Journal of Sports Medicine Vol 38.
The purpose of this 109 participant strong study was to register overuse injuries in professional road cyclists. The results of this study showed that of the injuries registered, 45% were in the lower back and 23% in the anterior knee, with knee injuries most likely to cause cycling training time loss. This result is consistent with other studies that have been published over the past 20yrs. As a result, future studies focusing on the prevention of overuse knee injuries in the cyclist would be extremely beneficial to the cycling athlete.