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Brendan Fairclough & Adrien Dailly Injured - Crankworx Rotorua 2019

Mar 21, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

The Rotorua dust has been hard on athletes this week, with Damien Oton breaking his scaphoid, and now Brendan Fairclough and Adrien Dailly both posting that they have suffered injuries as well.

Fairclough broke a piece of bone in his knuckle and confirmed that he will not be racing any other events during Crankworx but that he is planning to be racing Maribor. Dailly is still hoping he will be able to compete in the Enduro World Series this weekend. We'll keep you posted as soon as we get more information and we wish both of them the best.

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  • 49 1
 Adrien Dailly: *casually tears a muscle* "yeah hopefully I'll be racing this weekend"
  • 66 7
 Exactly. Yet football/soccer players have to be carted off the pitch if they are tripped. Haha
  • 117 1
 @bman33: me, pedal touches shin whilst moving bike in garage, screams on ground, partner calls ambulance.
  • 21 78
flag toad321 FL (Mar 21, 2019 at 13:56) (Below Threshold)
 @bman33: you know people always complain about that “football players cry like babies”

I can tell you I’ve fell off a bike a fair few times, and having someone who’s running put all there weight on the top of your foot through one little stud is very painful and up there with mountain bike crashes
  • 41 3
 @toad321: I played soccer/football for several years and a bit in college. That rare case where the cleat digs in, fine. However, one only needs to look at Youtube for endless soccer/football flops. Often times they are not even touched, just trying to draw a penalty. They earn their stereotype, but yes, exceptions are there
  • 13 1
 @toad321: but we dont cry like babys when it happens.
  • 2 0
 @Rabbuit: No kidding! My shins hate me since I was 14 trying to do freestyle tricks in shorts. Ouch!!
  • 5 1
 @toad321: I think they're referring to the diving and pretending to be injured.
  • 6 2
 I feel you all but comparing pro level soccer to a lower level or to yourself is like comparing the EWS to the same. 1) All pro athletes compete while injured, including soccer players who play with legit injuries from previous matches or seasons. 2) There's nothing to gain from flopping in mountain biking. Your race time won't change. Like or not, getting a PK, free throw, 15 yards, whatever, will incentivize that behavior in team sports. 3) I guarantee most of us would cry like babies if we our bodies went through a pro level soccer match. We all get the badassery of XC racing, but somehow think we could stand toe to toe with Harry Kane 4) Harry Kane is kind of a joke because Arsenal, Arsenal, Arsenal FC
  • 17 5
 @bman33: the difference is, Football players get their injury pumped with cortison and nobody cares... give 3 coffees in a row to a cyclist and everybody loses their fkng mind
  • 5 0
 @underhawk: Points well taken. That said, grown men getting paid $$$$ and acting like babies is a strong reason many don't respect Soccer/Footballers and even basketball a few years back when flopping was getting out of control. Major League Soccer /World Cup Soccer has much of the blame for allowing it to happen. Either way, it's BS especially in the today's world of high def TV, instant replay and slow mo where the whole world can see how full it they really are.
  • 6 1
 @bman33: I really like watching soccer but only when women playing ;-)
  • 7 0
 @underhawk: Can you imagine a football player being told they have to keep their heart rate above 90% of max while they're playing? They would be a dribbling mess but that's normal for an XCO race.
  • 14 3
 @jclnv: I cannot agree. There is some ridiculous prevalent idea that soccer players don’t run much. They fricking do. This may have been the case in the 80s when they were walking on the field for most of the time but not today. I saw a half naked pro player Podolski in real person, dude was so jacked I turned gay for a moment.
  • 7 0
 @bman33: Quick Pinkbike quiz: Who is a bigger whiney-baby: (1) soccer players; (2) e-bike riders; (3) an actual whiney-baby.
  • 1 3
 @jclnv: mate a football game is 1hr30mins , a dh race is 5ish mins ! Now if you want proper heart rate stats then motocross can’t be beaten !
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Having a shit day, thanks for the smile,I needed that. Now I just need to find my damn coffee and cortisol!
  • 4 0
 @underhawk: hockey, any level. End of discussion.
  • 2 2
 @Matt115lamb: to be fair @jclnv did say an xc race. That’s still not the same length as a soccer match, but those xc race is a whole lot longer than a DH race.

@WAKIdesigns: Dude it’s one of those things where ya always wonder “man if I was that shredded would I ever wear a shirt?” I always wind up saying probably not lmao
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Yes very little PED testing in football and numerous cover-ups by FIFA...
  • 1 2
 @bman33: I guess you never played football, sure there are some wimps as any sport. Biking is not an exeception.
  • 1 0
 @bman33: soccer, yes.
  • 2 1
 @bman33: i'm amazed at what hockey players endure and try and shrug off. get stitches in the face, meh, put me in coach. lose a tooth, whatever, the game goes on. it's insane. i'd like to see a soccer player lose a tooth and see how they take it.
  • 2 0
 @Matt115lamb: Yeah XCO's are 130min. Marathons are 3+ hours.

If you want to know the reality. XC skiing usually produces the highest Vo2 max and lactate threshold of any sport.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Yep! They run 10km a game not to mention some argy bargy!
  • 1 0
 I've crashed in many ways on my bikes, including getting hit by a car on the road bike. Worst pain of my life however was popping the ACL while playing soccer
  • 1 0
 @kookseverywhere: When I was in middle school playing for a travel team a kid broke my leg in half and tore my acl. ACL strains and tears are absolutely terrible. The ligaments in your ankle suck to tear and come back from too, I did that a couple years ago.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: 3 ristrettos in a row? That's my starter each morning to elevate my pressure to the normal levels.
  • 1 0
 If your employer was paying you €100k a game, they would also want to protect their investment.
Stretchers are often a precaution for that very reason.
  • 2 0
 @jaame: Stop paying them ridiculous amounts of money is the answer. It's a joke.
  • 1 0
 @Allen82: this is certainly a valid point of view.
Not suggesting they are worth X amount, simply stating the reasons why they are stretchered off for seemingly little damage.
You buy a Ferrari, which may or may not be worth €160000. You're on a track day. The oil light comes on. What do you do? Finish the lap and risk a hefty repair bill, or immediately pull over and get it checked out?
  • 1 0
 @jaame: Very true. I'm just anti football so always going to be negative towards it...
  • 3 0
 @Allen82: I don't hate the game, I don't hate players that much, I hate leaders and quite a portion of fans, not to mention the media machine. But that is true for every single highly marketed organisation with thousands involved, let alone millions, if not billions of people. The media machine is greatly responsible for violence, speaking up to tribal instincts, "support your team" blown out of proportions, "everything for the team", stuff you could hear in Brave Heart but adressing a freaking football match... and then they have a fkng nerve to say "no to racism" - really?! When half of marketing is about polarization of one team over another, effectively prepping the troops. Don't forget to buy a really shtty beer.
  • 1 0
 @jaame: If they're worth that much, ideally they should change the rules and ban heading the ball. We know enough about concussions to realize that it may look stylish but it does cause damage. Or start playing with helmets.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: also an excellent idea. Perhaps they don't simply because heading is a match winning technique and they want ROI within the contract period. What happens to the players after their contracts end is not a concern.
Great point though.
  • 1 0
 @fries: too many breaks in play , I won’t mention America football !
  • 1 0
 @Matt115lamb: you must be joking. And I believe this started out as a debate on toughness? And on that subject, compare hockey players to pretty much any other athlete. You also find that football (soccer) players end up looking like a 6 yr old valley girl in comparison.
  • 20 1
 Adrian you need an elbow pad sponsor! Make elbow pads great again!!
  • 10 0
 Wish you the best Brendog!
  • 4 0
 Looks like a broken knuckle for Brendon did mine a few months back.
  • 1 0
 Shattered 2 metacarpals. His lump looks reminiscent of mine... My sentence was surgery and 6 months of no fun....
  • 2 0
 Adrian just sending it onto his arms all the time. Gotta get some metal plating or something.
  • 2 0
 Like Jax from Mortal Kombat? That would be f*cking sweet.
  • 3 0
 F(*&. Rotorua keeps taking scalps.
  • 1 0
 The news roll on on DBNC week one Dark Fest building was right...well close enough. "Brendog browns trow at local enduro". Speedy recovery to the riders.
  • 3 0
 Fairclough is the agassiz of DH
  • 2 0
 Come on Adrien, be kind with your elbows, and wear some elbow pads for god sake!!!!
  • 1 0
 Full well wish both riders the best, and a quick heal time! Selfishly PB should allow us to alter our fantasy teams, even just the injured rider, to allow for points....
  • 3 0
 Poor auld Adrian
  • 1 0
 That's the second edit I had to do to my factory team... Hope he'll be back soon, but a torn muscle and racing don't mix..
  • 2 0
 Get well fellas the season is just beginning.
  • 1 0
 Heal up!

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