I’ve always thought that bicycle racing is way sketchier than automobile racing (with the possible exception of the time I spent as a Pro Rally co-driver). I don’t mean to beat up on organizers of bicycle races, but the typical logistical (Risk Management) work I see wouldn’t fly at an automobile road race (or Soapbox Derby, for that matter). And no, I’m not volunteering for the job – just an observation. I wrote something related to safety here.
I came across this today as I was doing my morning reading. If you weren’t aware, the riders in the Giro d’Italia staged a protest last week regarding safety. This reminds me of Jackie Stewart’s (and later Gilles Villeneuve and Rene Arnoux) work toward making Formula One “safer” – they eventually succeeded. Motor racing is safer for everybody because them – cycling will eventually benefit in the same way. VeloNews Story