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Tanhée Seagrave crashes out of Fort William

Torn AC joint prevents Transition Muc-Off rider from defending World Cup lead

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After storming to victory in Maribor, Slovenia, Tanhée Seagrave won’t get the chance to defend her World Cup overall lead this weekend in Scotland.

The Transition Muc-Off rider tore her AC joint on course on Friday at Fort William, Scotland. Seagrave crashed hard on the top section of the notoriously burly U.K. track, slamming her right shoulder into a rock.

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In an update on Seagrave’s Instagram page, she updated fans on her status, saying  “for now all I know from an X-ray is that I’ve torn my AC joint which has separated my collarbone from my shoulder.”

The injury will keep Seagrave out of this weekends World Cup for sure. With the series continuing next weekend in Leogang, Austria on June 8-9, it’s not very likely she’ll return for the third round of racing either.

Last year, Seagrave claimed an emotional victory at the Fort William World Cup round, defeating Myriam Nicole by 8.25 seconds. Rachel Atherton, returning from her own injury that year, was third.

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With Seagrave out, fans will likely have to wait until Vallnord, Andorra in July to see the next round of her ongoing battle with Rachel Atherton (Atherton Racing). It opens the door for Atherton to win yet another World Cup overall title.