It’s with great sadness to let you know that Team ChainReactionCycles.com/Nukeproof rider Matti Lehikoinen was involved in a serious crash while racing at the Nordic Downhill Championships in Kungsberget-Sweden over the weekend.
Full details of the incident are as yet unclear, but the crash happened during the finals of the event in which local rider Robin Wallner and Matti were battling it out for the win. Robin wrote on his blog: “As I was about to exit the woods I saw Matti on the ground next to the track.”
We’re glad to say that although Matti has undergone two brain scans already, doctors have confirmed that no brain damage has been done and he’s currently in a stable condition in hospital. We spoke to Matti’s partner, Anna, who told us, “Matti’s jaw, cheekbone, teeth and nose are pretty badly damaged, and he will have surgery on Wednesday.”
Leave a message for Matty below, hope he recovers quickly.