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Lehikoinen back on his bike

Matti Lehikoinen (Team G-Cross Honda)

Matti Lehikoinen (Team G-Cross Honda) (Image credit: Tour of Japan)

Following a training accident in September which resulted in three fractured vertebrae, Matti Lehikoinen is back on the bike. The Finnish downhill racer's motivation was helped by a new Intense Spider XVP bike he received just in time for Christmas from MS-Intense Factory- Racing.

Lehikoinen, who is stoked to be riding again, has just started preparing for the upcoming downhill World Cup season. At the end of January, he will take a trip to Temecula, California, to test out his new downhill bike.

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