The Trek Factor Racing‘s Ruaridh Cunningham and former Junior Downhill World Champ dropped the news of his hospitalisation on his social media feeds.
We’d just like to take the opportunity to wish Ruaridh Cunningham the speediest of recoveries and we hope to see him back to full fitness at round four in Val di Fassa, Italy.
Ruaridh Cunningham was hospitalised with a suspected spinal fluid leak, the cause of which is currently unknown. Ten days in hospital is no laughing matter, especially if it’s to undergo tests.
With Cunningham out, and Katy Winton extending her recovery from concussions suffered in the last few seasons, it’ll be down to Pedro Burns to fly the Trek Factory Racing flag in Madeira. With top 5 stage finishes and the odd stage win to his name, Ruaridh can definitely fly on a bike when he’s on form, and he bagged that elusive Red Bull Hardline win, so we’re looking forward to seeing him back on a bike real soon.
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Not the news I want to be sharing but unfortunately i’ll be sitting out the next round of the @world_enduro in Madeira due to some ongoing health issues. After feeling a bit off whilst out riding a few weeks ago, my first thoughts were that it might just be some residual jetlag. Unfortunately my symptoms worsened in the days that followed and I was admitted to hospital where it’s suspected I have a spinal CSF leak. Over the last 10 days I’ve been laid up in the neurology ward and undergone numerous tests and scans to try and pinpoint exactly what’s going on and will hopefully get some answers soon.🤞 Best of luck to mi amigo @pedroburns in Madeira! 💪🇲🇽