Cedric Gracia - Injury Update

Jun 1, 2012 at 12:24
Jun 1, 2012
by Scott Secco  
 
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Cedric Gracia, has broken his hip during training for the Val di Sole World Cup race this weekend. Gracia, 34, crashed hard in practice and has been taken to the hospital in Trento for surgery. We wish him a speedy recovery - heal up quick Cedric!

According to his Facebook page:

''Cedric a été victime d'une chute ce matin à Val Di Sole, il a été transféré à l'hospital de Trento et il vient de sortir du bloc opératoire. Le bassin cassé mais il reste à faire des examens. On vous informera dès que nous avons d'autres nouvelles.''

This roughly translates as: Cedric was the victim of a fall this morning in Val Di Sole, he was transferred to the hospital of Trento and he just left the operating room. His pelvis is broken but he needs further examination. You will be notified as soon as we have more news.

Cedric Gracia throwing down the style at the Pietermaritzburg UCI World Cup DH

Photo by: Colin Meagher
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83 Comments

  • + 46
 Was so stoked to see him next weekend at fort bill to see what style he'd throw down there. Unfortunate that this is a side effect of biking
  • + 18
 he has always said he has wanted to do a backflip in a race run. it could have happened at fort bill
  • + 22
 He's already done it on some veeeeeeery old 4x race, when he was riding Cannondale, and he did it with a Lefty Big Grin

edit : 4X in Les Gets in 2004 Smile

GET BACK TO US SOON CG!
  • + 7
 The place is now open for someone else to do some rad jump through the "nissan/scotland/whoever sponsoring it this year" jump! Should get a second or two off their run for a good whip!

Hope you heal quickly though Smile Salute
  • + 5
 poor CG, hope he recovers- got ma cowbell ready fort fort bill though!
  • + 2
 Actually he landed it during practise Smile but yeah fell for the race sadly
  • + 1
 Get well CG...Faaaaaark, too bad...and I bet that pelvis of his gets much more use than normal...
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  • + 29
 Couldn't happen to a more likable, friendly, dedicated, awesome rider. Was really stoked to see him tear up the hill. Get well soon man, we're all still cheering for you even out of the race!!!
  • + 7
 Well said. At Vigo bike contest last year we stayed in the same hotel as cg and every single time we saw him in the lobby he would ask us if we were alright and if we were enjoying the track etc. You got to have respect for a pro who approaches fans like that, such a nice guy. Heal up fast cedric.
  • + 1
 Lets send good vibes to CG, it really works :-)
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  • + 14
 Gracia you are an inspiration to all of us. Also, the nicest pro I've gotten to meet. Heal up soon buddy!
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  • + 5
 Frack!

Seeing vids of this dude always makes me feel good. I'll watch one now.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fs9l-wwrko


Get well soon Ced!
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  • + 2
 And... this is why Val Di Sole as the second world cup, after a month and a half long break between races is absolutely retarded and very unsafe to have such an intense track before riders really come to form for the season.... sigh
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  • + 1
 Dang! I hope it's not too bad, I broke my pelvis last fall and was riding again in about 5 weeks. I reckon it's pretty bad if he had surgery though - probably a complete fracture. Gutted, he's one of my all time favorites. At least he's got 125,000 Facebook fans sending him good vibes! Cheers CG, best wishes!
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  • + 2
 Feel so bad for CG.He has had a rough streak of injuries over the last few years.Two blown out knees and now a broken pelvis.The last couple races he was healthy and among the top qualifiers at a few rounds last year.
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  • + 1
 I broke my femur it sucks. Every one is like you walk funny. I just broke the bigges bone in my body and now it's 2 inches longer. What do you think. I know a guy who broke his pelvis he said some days it hurts so bad he dosnt want to walk
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  • + 3
 fort william won't be the same
  • + 2
 I agree, shame i will miss it this year but my best moments is watching cedric coming down, you know for a fact hes going to pull something sick! Hopefully ill see his suicide no handers next year!
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  • + 1
 F**K, he was just returning to form. The guy defines SPEED, STYLE, & ATITUDE! Hope the CG Brigade charges in his absence.
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  • + 1
 heal up quick Cedric!!! you are one of, if not, thee funnest person to watch race. hope to see you racing and riding again soon.
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  • + 2
 Get well soon CG, we need you up there to teach the young guns how to do it with style !!
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  • + 2
 That sucks. Going to miss watching him ride at Windham he always entertains at the road gap. Tons of style!
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  • + 1
 Damn!! Sorry to hear...crashing always sucks but even worse to hear when it happens to such a great and personable rider. Heal up fast CG!
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  • + 1
 Bad news fortunately CG is a world class athlete and will hopefuly heal very quickly and come back as strong maybe stronger good vibes to CG.
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  • + 1
 That’s just sad. How long before this mends? I hope this is not his last WC, but if so, that’s unfortunate. Heal fast CG!
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  • + 1
 Prompt rétablissement Sergent!! Abuse pas trop de la morphine, j'ai halluciné plein de truc bizzard l'an passé suite a ma visite a l'hopital.
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  • + 1
 Was so looking forward to his wild style at fort william Frown heal up soon man!
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  • + 1
 as long as his back for Leogang I don't ming how long it takes for him to get back on his bike
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  • + 1
 Met Cedric briefly at Northstar. Nice guy and an amazing rider. Get well soon, man!
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  • + 1
 O shit! I chipped off a bit of my pelvis once i crashed quite hard.. Damn, that was shitty. Get wel soon.
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  • + 1
 Hoping CG comes back stronger mentally and physically then ever and just smashes everyone! Get well soon MR CG
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  • + 1
 Shame. He's was on form again after last years' knee surgery...get wel soon.
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  • + 1
 @Avery25 , i broke my hip @ 15, watch what you say..
Quick Recov. bro..
best of luck..
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  • + 1
 What a bummer. CG is the man and has miles of style. Hope he has a speedy recovery
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  • + 1
 This could threaten his post retirement gigolo career...
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  • + 2
 Get well soon bro!
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  • + 1
 that really really really freakin sucks .......
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  • + 1
 Damn. Sucks to hear this. Get well soon Cedric.
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  • + 1
 Gutted!!! Get well soon living legend!!!
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  • + 1
 Best wishes. Get well soon.
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  • + 1
 hope ya have a speedy recovery C.G Wink
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  • + 1
 heal up fast CG - world cup isnt the same without the showman around
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  • + 1
 Best wishes - get well and get back!!!!
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  • + 1
 Duuuuuude! Bummer. Get well soon Ced!
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  • + 1
 Heal up CG! Hips are a long heal, heal up fast and well.
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  • + 1
 Heal up Cedric. Get Stronger!!!
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  • + 1
 Nooooooooooo! Shitballs, he was killin' it!
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  • + 1
 healing vibes from uk cg you rule
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  • + 1
 hope he gets better soon! good luck dude your one of my favorite riders
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  • + 1
 rest, get better, then stage a comeback. Heal soon!
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  • + 1
 what a bummer! healing vibes CG hope u have a quick recovery!
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  • + 1
 Cedric, que você tenha uma rápida recuperação cara. Boa sorte.
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  • + 1
 favorite rider out... gdi
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  • + 1
 prend soin et revient vite CG
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  • + 1
 Heal up quick BIg MAn!
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  • + 1
 Best Wishes Cedric,
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  • + 1
 Get well soon cedric!
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  • + 1
 Heal up soon man.
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  • + 1
 Get Well soon CG!
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  • + 1
 Damn, get better dude!!
  • + 1
 ban fletchernoreen, he's spamming.
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  • + 1
 Heal up soon CG.
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  • + 1
 Heal up big man.
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  • + 1
 Heal up quick CG!
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  • + 1
 CG you`re the best!
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  • + 1
 best of luck ced
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  • - 3
 his FB says hip, not pelvis. bummer he suffered another big injury. hopefully its not too serious and can be on a bike before the end of the season
  • + 1
 thought u were joking, but your hip is just another word for pelvis its all one big bone
  • + 4
 Your "hip" is the junction of the head of the femur (upper leg bone) and the acetabulum (part of the pelvis), sort of like a ball and socket joint.
  • + 1
 your hip isnt another word for your pelvis.
  • - 2
 knee bones connected to the your face bone, but honestly for intended purposes we arent in anatomy class when someone bangs their "pelvis" on something they say "ldknfksldn i smacked the sh*t outta my hip on that"
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  • - 2
 OMG, you guys are whiny bitches, lolol
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