Several international stories have reported about a top Tour de France cyclist from Australia, Bradley McGee, and how chiropractic care kept him from dropping out of the Tour de France. One story appears on the International Fox sport network on July 6, 2004, and another on the Geo network on July 8, 2004.
The Fox story starts off by stating, “Australia’s Bradley McGee has survived to fight another day at the Tour de France.” The Geo story started by reporting, “McGee survived to fight another day at the Tour de France on Monday, after the work of a chiropractor reduced the pain in his hip which almost forced him out of the race.”
McGee himself noted, “Thanks to the work of the chiropractor I was a lot straighter on the bike, that’s the important thing but unfortunately I still haven’t got a lot of power and so I couldn’t help Baden Cooke in the sprint and I was just another number in the main field.” After seeing his chiropractor, McGee felt more optimistic about his chances of being able to make it through the rest of the three-week race. He stated, “I’m a lot happier now and should be okay to carry on.”