Sam Hill had a massive crash during official timed practise today at Fort William.
The latest news this morning is that Sam Hill has damaged his shoulder ligaments, but not broken any bones. We understand that the Specialized plan is that Hill will start his qualifying run this afternoon but will pull over once he’s left the start hut and rest up for Sunday, since he’s a top 20 protected rider this should ensure he starts the finals just to try and salvage some points.
It’s unclear whether the UCI will allow this but all in all it doesn’t sound good for Sam Hill. More news when we get it.
From the gondola I saw Hill slumped on the grass looking very shaken near the fast rocky drop/left hander a few corners up from the entry to the woods.
The latest news is that he has been to the local hospital for xrays to his shoulder.
Team mate Brendan Fairclough said “Sam doesn’t normally moan about injuries but he was looking pretty bad”
Healing vibes out to Hill and hope he’s back in the saddle for Sundays final.
Photos: Szymon Nieborak