Defending Enduro World Series Champion Jared Graves is out of the opening round of the Enduro World Series at least following a crash 12 days ago. The anouncement came on Graves’ Facebook page this morning. We wish him all the best in a speedy recovery. No news yet on when he will return to racing.
So….time to let the cat out of the bag, to cut a long story short, 12 days ago while back home training I had a big crash where I wrapped myself around a tree and ended up with both shoulders seperated and significant muscle tearing around my shoulder blade in my back. Ive bee out and about riding lightly and slowly, but its not possible for me to race this weekend for EWS#1 in Rotorua. Been a very rough 2 weeks and pretty gutted to miss my first major race as world champ. Unfortunately it isnt April 1st either
This isn’t the first time that the number 1 ranked rider has suffered from a crash. 2013 World Champ Jerome Clementz crashed in training after the first round of the EWS last season and had to sit out all but the last round with a broken collarbone. Fingers crossed Graves can return to racing quickly.