While Lenzerheide definitely put on a spectacle for the fans, a few riders came up a cropper at the opening round of the downhill World Cup.
Unfortunately, the list of riders out of the Leogang World Cup thanks to a high speed interface with the Swiss dirt has grown from a relatively small list to a much longer one. Thankfully, Jackson Goldstone is off the list, having finished 6th in Switzerland.
In no particular order, here’s who won’t be on the start line in Austria this weekend.
We wish everyone on the list a speedy recovery and return to racing.
All-round legend Wyn Masters went deep off the finish drop in Lenzerheide, landing to flat and doesn’t remember crossing the line… A compound fracture to his hand and a hefty concussion for his efforts will see the man who’s done and doing so much for the sport taking it easy this weekend.
The man who was on a heater in Val di Sole last year finds out the hard way what happens when you headbutt tarmac… Henry Kerr is lucky in many ways to not have come off worse here. The tally is broken vertebrae in his neck, fragment fracture of the collarbone and a broken rib, on top of being knocked out for several minutes.
After winning the season opener of the UCI Enduro World Cup, Luke Meier-Smith headed into Lenzerheide with his chin up. He got a gap ever so slightly wrong though, leaving him with a broken collarbone and a concussion for his efforts.
Ed Masters’ broken coracoid (shoulder) sustained at the Pietra Ligure enduro round flew under our radars, so he didn’t start in Switzerland, and won’t in Leogang either. With his brother nursing a busted hand and head, Eddie would take the mic for the WynTV wrap ups.
If you watched the live stream from Lenzerheide, you’ll have seen Reece chatting to Cedric and Kate at the finish, but there’s still no news on when he’ll be back. The Trek Factory Racing star suffered a tibial plateau fracture, multiple heel and toe fractures.