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Karen McCormack

—the mountains and the urban skateparks—are defined in gendered terms. Risk occupies a key location in the imaginary of many action sports. Road cyclists, for instance, tell stories of their crashes, tying risk to their identity ( Albert, 1999 ). And when risk is a central part of a subculture, members who avoid

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) questionnaire, combined with clinical interview, for identifying male athletes at risk of developing bone health, endocrine and performance consequences of relative energy deficiency in sports (RED-S). Fifty competitive male road cyclists, recruited through links of participants in a pilot study, were assessed

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Petter Fagerberg

doi:10.1097/00006842-194801000-00003 10.1097/00006842-194801000-00003 Smathers , A.M. , Bemben , M.G. , & Bemben , D.A. ( 2009 ). Bone density comparisons in male competitive road cyclists and untrained controls . Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41 ( 2 ), 290 – 296 . PubMed doi:10

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Liam J.A. Lenten, Aaron C.T. Smith and Ralph-Christopher Bayer

claimed that achieving an elite level of performance demands the use of PES to move beyond “naturally evolved talent” ( Cooper, 2012 , p. 22). In one study focusing on road cyclists, for example, the respondents acknowledged that some “serious” substance use was needed to endure prodigious competitive

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Udi Carmi and Orr Levental

throwing competition due to illness. Long jumper Ilana Karaszyk did not achieve the minimum results for moving up to the next stage. The most stinging disappointment came from the two road cyclists, who did not even finish the race. They registered for the 175 km race but already dropped out after the

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Joshua I. Newman

daughters’ horseback riding risks . Sociology of Sport Journal, 34 ( 3 ), 259 – 269 . doi:10.1123/ssj.2016-0111 Sandvik , M.R. , Strandbu , Å. , & Loland , S. ( 2017 ). Talking doping: a frame analysis of communication about doping among talented, young, Norwegian road cyclists . Sociology of