Mountain allergy is a psychosomatic allergy that affects some pro cyclists, in particular sprinters. In a stage race, e.g Tour de France, some cyclists just quit at the sight of the first mountain and return home without finishing the race. Their motivation and energy simply vanish, but there is no lack of bizarre excuses.
Mario Cipollini has never finished Tour de France due to his acute mountain allergy.
Jaan Kirsipuu is abandoning at the first hill, is his mountain allergy so bad this year?
Diagnosing Quaranta as having mountain allergy is understatement of the year. (VGD)
September 03, 2004