Update: Andreane Lanthier Nadeau Posts Footage of her EWS Zermatt Shakedown Crash

Aug 26, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesThrasher Thursday from yours truly. Turns out the crash was filmed.Andreane Lanthier Nadeau

Original article

Andreane Lanthier Nadeau has been to a clinic in Zermatt today following a crash on the Shakedown day at the EWS. The Shakedown takes place on a trail that's not part of the race route and allows riders to get a taste for the terrain of the venue without gaining the advantage of riding the stages before practice. Andreane mistimed a hop over a rock at the bottom of the trail and was bucked onto some sharp, rocky terrain.

ALN, who finished 3rd overall in the EWS in 2019, received a severe cut to her elbow and a smaller one to her hip. With the help of some fellow racers, ALN was able to stem the bleeding and take the lift down to the bottom of the valley. The elbow is swollen but it has since been X-rayed but doesn't seem to be broken and her cuts have been stitched up. Andreane will spend the next couple of days resting and is not currently sure if she will be racing this weekend.

bigquotesOoopsss! Nothing broken but a good serving of stitches. Amazing care at Dr. Bannwart’s clinic — now onto healing.

Thanks to Miranda Miller, Morgane Charrre, my teammates Remi Gauvin, Jesse Melamed, Tom Caldwell & Tara Lazarski for all the help!!!

PSA probably take me out of your fantasy team.
Andreane Lanthier Nadeau

We're sending healing vibes out to Andreane and hope to see her back racing soon.

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  • 61 1
 If you take her out of your fantasy team you really weren't a fan to begin with.
  • 48 0
 Not sure if she will be racing.... haha... the words of a racer. Tomorrow morning I bet she goes for a quick pedal, then a quick shred, then here eyes light up and flat out. She is a racer, not a footballer after all.
  • 25 0
 Shots fired at football (soccer for you uncultured people) although much deserved
  • 13 0
 @Bikerdude137: Pretty sure it's only America that calls it socc - oh I get it.
  • 4 1

Just asking, but, is there truly a sport that can be purely described as football?

Not trying to offend anyone here, but all codes I can think of use other appendages than just the foot. Americans obviously the worst offenders, followed by those idiot Australians with their footy, Gaelic and then Soccer
  • 5 0

Aussies and Irish obviously the toughest of all. No pads, no fake injuries, just athletes with skills and balls.....just sayin
  • 4 0
 @enis: hackey sack?
  • 37 1
 somebody wrote on her foot, must have been drinking the previous night and passed out....
  • 33 0
 Classic..and the mask is just covering the moustache someone drew
  • 28 0
 I do that before going into surgery just in case there is a administration snafu. I write "Do not amputate. I'm just in for a nose job."
  • 8 1
 For a sec I thought she was wearing a novelty elephant thong. #fillthesleeves
  • 6 0
 @iamamodel: how often do you go into surgery?!
  • 23 0
 @el-nombre: Hopefully exactly the same number of times I come out of it. ha ha.
  • 1 0
 @iamamodel: In the USA the surgeons initial the area they are going to operate on and explain all the bad things that could happen before you go under. Confirmed 3 times in 2 hospitals since 2016.
  • 21 0
 Heal up, you know it's a serious crash when you've spent 10 minutes trying to figure out why your skirt won't fit only to realize it's actually a jacket!
  • 1 0
 Hahaha that made me laugh so hard!!!
  • 22 0
 Heal up quick! Glad she is ok.
  • 11 0
 Can't take her off Team Squamish, she and Miranda are locked in!
  • 10 1
 sending healing vybz
  • 5 0
 @barbarosza: thank you for providing a great example of a comment I'm sure you wish you could delete.
  • 8 1
 super sharp rocks and freaking super-slippery hardpack in fast sections.. I can confirm. Had my own shakedown today.
  • 6 1
 Sometimes you have to slow down to go faster-Fabien Barel
  • 6 0
 @kanasasa: Optimum, not maximum.
  • 2 0
 Not easy to see what happened, but conditions must be super treachery for a pro to go OTB like that on a very simple looking piece of trail.
  • 6 0
 In a missed marketing opportunity, the Smith Mainline appears to have worked well.
  • 4 0
 Same with amaury pierron, giving a special thanks to bell bike helmets in his injury announcement
  • 4 0
 Just goes to show that even a rider with her immense skill and talent can have one of those "WTF?!?!" crashes. Don't feel so bad about the one I had three weeks ago... only going much much slower, obvs.
  • 5 1
 Someone get her a DQ Blizzard stat. I find I get injured less because I have a soft spongy (rumple zone if you will) around my middle.
  • 3 0
  • 3 1
 Opposite for me .. the lighter i am, the less crashes do hurt
  • 5 0
 Bummer. Heal up and come back stronger.
  • 4 1
 I wonder if elbow pads would have helped?
  • 4 2
 Always makes me think why not just wear elbow pads. Even super light ones. Probably would have avoided the stitches tbh.
  • 2 0
 Ouch that was hard. Totally pinned and then what is almost a rookie error. So it goes I guess.
  • 1 0
 It looks to me as though she had absolutely no clue there was a rock there.
  • 1 0
 @shredjekyll: perhaps it was the shape of the rock. Front dropped over the rock and the back got kicked up viciously. That said it was super dusty so viz was poor.
  • 1 0
 Crazy how fast it can all fall apart. Shralping that corner beautifully and then suddenly right over the bars >. Heal up fast!
  • 2 0
 Bad news!! Get well quick
  • 2 0
 Get better soon.....you'll be missed this weekend I bet
  • 2 0
 Wish I had this abs. :-/

Heal up ! ;-)
  • 1 0
 she was comin in in style
seems somehow she completely missed the pull on the bike?
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 Ooouuuaouh ! C'était vraiment copieux ! :-0

Strong rider !
  • 1 0
 So will we see this crash in the next Friday Fails?
  • 1 0
 Holy fuck thank you for using her actual name
  • 5 7
 The photo looks like shes an escapee with from a psych / drug rehab; all dirty, mask and bandages covering the needle tracks.

All joking aside heal up ALN!
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  • 3 5
 Pads just slow you down..
  • 2 0
 Yes, en-route to the hospital.
  • 2 0
 no they don't, and they improve the chances of staying in the race
  • 2 0
 @mark3: sarcasm. Clearly she had no elbow pads
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