TechPowered By

More tech

Blenkinsop breaks wrist

By:
Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published:
January 17, 2010, 22:12 GMT,
Updated:
January 17, 2010, 22:14 GMT
Edition:
MTB News & Racing Round-up, January 20, 2010
Sam Blenkinsop (LaPierre) on his way to winning the first round of the New Zealand downhill cup.

Sam Blenkinsop (LaPierre) on his way to winning the first round of the New Zealand downhill cup.

view thumbnail gallery

Practice run crash sidelines New Zealander from national series competition

While participating in the official practice for the second round of the New Zealand Downhill Mountain Bike Series in Dunedin this weekend, Sam Blenkinsop (Lapierre) crashed and broke his left wrist.

"Full details on the injury aren't available yet," said a representative from his Team. "Sam is flying back to his hometown of Wanganui in order to have the wrist x-rayed in the morning, and have a full assessment made. The wrist was too swollen to be x-rayed in Dunedin."

Blenkinsop is expecting results and a recovery prognosis within a day although he does not think the injury is "too serious".

As a result of his crash, Blenkinsop had to sit out the racing this weekend in Dunedin, just one week after he won round one of the New Zealand Downhill Series in Christchurch.

Back to top