Squamish, B.C.’s Kasper Woolley was off to a flying start at the first Enduro World Series of 2022. The Canadian was sixth in Saturday’s Pro Stage going into Sunday’s racing.
After the fast start, Sunday saw Woolley’s fortunes reversed in a dramatic way. The Yeti-Fox Factory Team racer crashed hard on the opening stage. Race organizers ended up cancelling the first stage for the pro men to allow medics proper time to safely remove the Canadian from the hill.
The caution paid off, though. Woolley updated, saying he’s lucky to walk away with a stable T6 compression fracture and broken scapula. Woolley also suspects some level of concussion, but it waiting for the official word on that one.
“EWS Round 1 yesterday didn’t exactly go to plan. Ended up having a big one at the bottom of the first stage of the day. Lucky to be walking away with a stable t6 vertebrae fracture and a fracture on the scapula. Definitely hit my head good as well so will have to see how that develops. Big thanks to the medics for getting me off the hill safely and taking all the extra precautions. Also big thanks for all the messages from everyone. Means a lot!
And of course the Yeti Cycles team for taking care of me. Especially @crayolaing for spending 8+ hours with me at the hospital. Flying home tmr morning and hope to be back soon.”
Woolley’s Yeti-Fox teammate, Richie Rude, went on to win the race. Canada’s Jesse Melamed held on for second in Tweed Valley EWS.
That about sums things up. Here’s hoping Woolley’s recovery goes smoothly and he’s back between the tape soon. You can also hear the words from Kasper himself: