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Nicolas Vouilloz Injured, Will Miss First Enduro World Series Race

Nicolas Vouilloz Injured, Will Miss First Enduro World Series Race

Now this isn’t the sort of news you want to land into your email inbox. Lapierre’s Nicolas Vouilloz – 10 time downhill World Champion – is down and out, this time with a serious knee injury that needed surgery. This comes straight after a long recovery from a broken scaphoid, which wrote-off his attempt at taking the first ever Enduro World Series crown in 2013.

Nico Vouilloz - PortraitNicolas Vouilloz.

Vouilloz will miss round one of the Enduro World Series in Chile (19-20 April), but hopes to be fit for round two in Scotland (30 May-1 June), according to his sponsor Lapierre.

I hurt myself a fortnight ago and was operated on last week. It was during one of my first MTB rides in 5 months. I was on an XC bike and I lost balance in a slow technical section, catching my shorts on my saddle… I fell on the downslope on the opposite side to that which had been operated, my leg tense, and craaaack!

Verdict, internal lateral ligament partially torn, meniscus damaged. As I already  had no crossed ligament, all medical experts advised me to have this added on as I wouldn’t get very far with both ligaments missing! I therefore decided to go for an operation with a synthetic ligament, that should have a fast recovery, we’ll see.

– Nicolas Vouilloz

We wish Nico a speedy recovery and hope to see him present at the second round of the Enduro World Series.


Our man Steve Jones’s Interview with Nico from EWS #5 2013 (where he later fell and broke scaphoid, ruling him out of contention for the series title):


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