A tough weekend for the Propain Dirt Zelvy Team in Lenzerheide as they left Switzerland with one man down.
Images: Boris Beyer
The boys started the week at the Propain secret test track playing around on trail bikes, before hopping over the border for some World Cup action.
Innes came into the week on a positive, after enjoying a few weeks at home, he was keen to get revenge on the Swiss track that broke his collarbone last year. It was however not to be. After a good morning of practice, Innes went into the second woods and off the infamous plunge. He overbraked the drop and fell onto his front wheel, riding it for a few metres untill he was thrown out of the front.
He doesn’t even know what happened but he knew his leg wasn’t supposed to be in the position it was. He came away with a broken, fully snapped, femur and an airlift to Chur hospital. Thankfully now he’s had surgery and has some permanent scaffolding in his bone and he’s leaving hospital over the next few days. Heal up Innes, we’re all thinking of you!
As for the rest of the team, Phil failed to qualify with a swollen elbow, James Purvis crashed on the first corner after a promising qualifying run so rolled down into 29th and Isak Levisson had the result of the weekend with a 48th in elites.
The next stop for the team are the National Championships next weekend and then thankfully the team has a month to regroup and recuperate before Mont Sainte Anne.