After an amazing start to the season with two podiums and a top ten finish in three races, Cameron Cole has decided to withdraw from this weekend’s World Cup in Windham, New York and next weekend’s World Championships at Mont St Anne. Cameron broke his scaphoid at the Champery round of the World Cup and the bone has not properly healed yet.
We are disappointed for Cam, but we’re ecstatic with his great results this year and the huge potential he has as a World Cup contender.
Just dropping all of you an update on my injury. There will be an official press release from Adventure Media Group about my injury by the end of the week with all the details. I have been to both of my surgeons and continued the rehab. I have also ridden my bike today which was ok but not 100% so I will not be attending the Mount Saint Anne World Championships or the World Cup Finals in Windham. I am disappointed, but there will be more opportunities for me to achieve my goals in the future. The annoying thing is that if Worlds was a week later I probably would have been okay. I have processed many thoughts and there a number of key reasons listed below as to why I will not be attending.
1) My wrist is strong looking from the outside but the bone has not healed and there is a small risk I could affect the repair if I were to crash on it. I am still very young and I feel there is no need to risk on going problems to my right wrist.
2) Due to my Injury I have not been able to physically and mentally prepare for Worlds as I would have liked to. Therefore I can not represent my sponsors nor myself to my full potential as I have earlier in the season.
Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain will be at Windham and Mont St. Anne in full force with Geoff Kabush, Marie-Helene Premont, and Sabrina Jonnier who all have a chance to hit the top of the podium.
Thanks very much for your support,
Source: Peter Vallance