Finn Iles Out of World Cup Finals After Crash - Snowshoe DH World Cup 2019

Sep 6, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

Specialized Gravity has just announced that Finn Iles will not be racing after a crash in training.

bigquotesYesterday, our little boy who arrived 5 years ago in the program, Finn Iles, crashed. He's OK, because he's now a strong Man, training hard and pushing the limits. But we decided together to not race this weekend, being already focus on recovery and up coming test and training we have this off season. Heal up soon buddy! We love you.Specialized Gravity

Finn has posted an update in his Instagram story.

bigquotesSadly I won't be racing this weeked. Yesterday I had a big crash n my first run and I hit my shoulder and my head so I've decided to take this World Cup off. I don't want to further injure myself or do any permanent damage.Finn Iles

We wish Finn all the best for a smooth recovery.


  • 141 4
 Glad to hear he’s all grown up now.
  • 218 6
 For real. That post was awkward.
  • 70 2
 @COnovicerider: for some reason I read that picturing Loic typing it... Maybe he hijacked the spesh official statement on this one!
  • 23 1
 Haha it sounds like something google translator came up with
  • 51 1
 @COnovicerider: I think some inside jokes made it to the outside world.
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flag jorgeposada (Sep 6, 2019 at 11:31) (Below Threshold)
 So how is this laim track looking. Took out the rider that helped design it and now Finn. Heal up quick guys.
  • 8 1
 For real. The walk down trackside is sketchy as hell.
  • 74 4
 Specialized Gravity: "We love you...until the contract runs out."
  • 5 0
 @jorgeposada: by that logic, every World Cup track is lame because some rider has been injured on all of them. ???
  • 2 0
 @leviatanouroboro: I hope so then it would make it funny.
  • 3 0
 @COnovicerider: 100% I was reading this and squinting with one eye going like whaaaaaaaa...... !?
  • 1 8
flag jorgeposada (Sep 6, 2019 at 12:23) (Below Threshold)
 @BiNARYBiKE: I guess the truth hurts , pretty awesome.
  • 4 5
 @leviatanouroboro: I heard Stephen Colbert doing Trump...
  • 8 0
 I think loic controls the specialized gravity social.
  • 12 0
 @leviatanouroboro: This was definitely someone French.
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  • 4 1
 @vjunior21: You know the team isn't run by Specialized right? It's privately owned by Le Frenchies
  • 2 1
 @COnovicerider: There's no way a woman did not write that.
  • 2 0
 Thats what happens when your mom is doing PR for your sponsor
  • 106 9
 Whoever the Specialized PR dude is needs a “how not to sound like a pedo” lesson in writing
  • 4 1
 Best comment of the week thanks
  • 13 0
 It sounds like his mom wrote it.
  • 12 0
 @masonstevens: Or Loic, Amaury and Loris all at once.
  • 4 1
 @preach The team isn't run nor operated by Specialized. It's a privately owned French team.
  • 13 4
 That’s rich coming from a preach(er) !
  • 2 1
 he almost said 'butt buddy', did you catch that?
  • 1 0
 @masonstevens: I honestly thought it was until I saw the account name
  • 58 6
 I guess his season is Finn-ished
  • 5 21
flag freestyIAM (Sep 6, 2019 at 11:28) (Below Threshold)
 Ya, he is Canned-ian
  • 2 1
 Maybe he just feeling ill. Dont count him out.
  • 5 0
 C'est la fin(n).
  • 3 1
 Or Finnal ilsed
  • 1 0
 Fret not, he will Demo-lish everyone next season.
  • 19 2
 Really bummed for Finn, but I can't disagree that even if it is some sort of inside joke, it's still a super creepy press release from Spesh
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  • 18 1
 That statement was a bit weird. Or is it just me?
  • 5 0
 No you‘re not alone
  • 2 0
 Sounds a bit like he crashed cuz' he was drunk or something like that.
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: I'll be here with you
  • 1 0
 @Onetrickpony: thanks bro LOL
  • 15 0
 Ah rats for Finn. Hope it's not serious.
  • 10 0
 Speedy recovery, Finn !

Bouncing on this ig post... Aaah... Frenchies writing in english... ! It's not the first time I've felt akward reading specialized gravity fr-english. But... Nobody's perfect.
My guess for the insta manager would be Laurent Delorme (pure agency).
  • 1 0
 That's the guy
  • 22 2
 I think it's difficult for some of the people on here to understand what it is like to write in a second language. One thing is clear, especially if you have been at a race, this team is like one big family. I think they are being a bit sentimental as they signed Finn when he was barely 15 and they have no problem showing family affection for each other. Armchair experts on PB have an easier time understanding and expressing hate.
  • 12 1
 Did Mom and Dad write that post?
  • 6 1
 don't grow up it's a trap.....
  • 1 0
 Bummer that Finn is out. Sounds like he'll be OK which is good. Look forward to seeing if and how he matures next year. What's not good is that the announcement came so late and PB had already locked the Fantasy Teams..... A Big Goose Egg in the basket before it even starts. Christmas is not coming early this year....LOL
  • 3 0
 Had such a good run at World Champs. Can't wait to see what he comes back with next season.
  • 4 3
 After reading that, for some reason I feel dirty. I want a shower. And thanks for letting us know what the injury is. Overall, a bloody brilliant press release. Give that man a promotion.
  • 3 0
 Seems like people are dropping like flies this season Frown
  • 4 0
 seriously! I feel like as the depth of the field has gotten deeper racers are pushing even harder. Maybe just a part of the sport evolving? Also more and more riders on 29er's - so faster bikes as well which means harder crashes
  • 2 0
 Patronising post by Specialized but I find Finn Iles really bloody annoying so who cares.
  • 2 0
 He must have went WHAM! Hope it is nothing serious and he heals up quick.
  • 2 0
 Careless Whisper
  • 2 0
 Yes awkward.. So what exactly was the injury? details please
  • 1 0
 Smart move. You’re a young buck. Heal up and come out swinging next year.
  • 1 0
 Wth spesh gravity, wth wrote that? It might be to late for delete post, the damage is done.
  • 2 0
 So whats the damage?
  • 1 1
 I hope it isn’t anything too serious.

Annoyingly I subbed him into my fantasy DH team this morning.
  • 5 0
 So it's your fault!!
  • 1 1
 I was envisioning an Italian grandma putting out that press release until I read the comments here...
  • 2 1
 Specialized trying reeeaaalllly hard to shake off their corporate vibes.
  • 1 0
 So, Finn is 5 years old ? Imagine how fast he will end up.
  • 1 0
 good job makin the right call!
  • 1 0
 Sounds like a smart move.. Hope you get back to it ASAP.
  • 1 0
 Condescending statements are always awkward to read online
  • 1 0
 good choice Finn, hitting your head is no joke!
  • 1 0
 That press release made me cringe harder than an episode of "The Office".
  • 1 0
 Healing vibes Kid!!
  • 2 2
 Sounds like he won't be riding for specialized next season
  • 1 1
 Well, good place to start rumor. 2020 Finn will be on another team.
  • 2 3
 Little boy !!
  • 2 0
 Fat Pig!
  • 5 0
 @hprimrose: shit flower
  • 7 9
 Awww......did little Finny get a boo-boo.....does he want some ice cream?
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flag forecast01 (Sep 6, 2019 at 12:52) (Below Threshold)
 Apparently a concussion you complete moron!!
  • 5 4
 @forecast01: Yeah, being sarcastic based on the announcement and not really questioning his toughness or abilities.
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