One of the mantras of mountain biking is that it’s not “if” you crash, but “when”, especially if you push as hard as the top pros. Bails are a part of our sport and unfortunately some are worse than others.
Here are ten of the most wince inducing injuries we’ve seen caught on camera. Thankfully everyone involved did make a full recovery and returned to competition.
Martin Soderstrom’s snapped leg
In 2013, Martin Soderstrom was flying high. He had finished 2nd in the 2012 FMB World Tour and wanted to go one better. At the Red Bull Joyride, he smashed his first run and was sat second. He stepped it up in the second run with a triple tailwhip then had this horror crash off the Cabin Drop.