Current downhill world champion, Sam Hill, has been given the green light from the doctor to race the Worlds at Champery next week.
Hill injured his shoulder in a training accident just after the Leogang World Cup this year which put him out for the rest of the WC season.
Anybody getting that deja vu feeling? Hill came back from injury last year to claim the title. Let’s hope Hilltop is strong enough to make a race of it. Either way it’ll be great to see him back on the bike again.
Here’s what Sam had to say over on the I Am Specialized blog:
“So I have been given the green light from my doctor to start riding again. I have been told to try not crash though which I can’t promise anything but I’m stoked to be able to ride my bike. The last 2 days I have ridden some mellow cross country on my stumpy. I have been loving it and can’t keep the smile off my face. My shoulder is still very weak and I have nearly been over the bars a couple times because I have hit some unexpected bumps and not had much strength there. It will all come back though and I’m hanging to get back out on my demo 8 soon when my shoulders a little stronger.
I’m still heading to the world champs though looking to back up my title.”
Sam Hill in full fluro mode at the first WC in PMB this year.