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.
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.”
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This post is a little hard for me to write but I felt like I needed to keep you all up to date. I didn’t get to enjoy the #1 plate for very long as I had a real bad crash in my first run this morning in the top section. The first thing to hit was my right shoulder on a rock. I train real hard to avoid as much damage as possible when something like this happens & until now I’ve been pretty bullet proof, but this time it was a little harder for me to get back up! 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. I’ve now got a new goal at hand and that’s to get back riding and racing my bike ASAP! 🙏🏻 I’ll be getting an MRI and seeing a specialist to check there is no further damage🤞🏻I will keep you all updated! ❤️ I didn’t even get a chance to wear the leaders jersey 😂 until next time…. 🙏🏻 pics @maddogboris
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.
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.