Greg Williamson Withdraws from Maribor World Cup After Injuries

Aug 12, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

Greg Williamson is the latest to join a string of riders who have pulled out of the Maribor World Cup due to injury.

Greg posted on Instagram that he damaged tendons and ligaments in his ankle by dabbing his foot in a rock garden. He didn't crash, but is now off the bike to recover.

bigquotesUnfortunately at European Champs last weekend I dabbed my foot and damaged my ankle pretty bad, so I’m not going to be racing this weekend at Maribor but I am looking to make a recovery for World Champs hopefully... It sucks, but it’s racing.Greg Williamson

All eyes on recovery.

Greg sustained a concussion right after the Les Gets World Cup, so he missed British Nationals to recover. When he was cleared to race the following week, he traveled to Maribor for some time on the course at the European Championships and unfortunately suffered the ankle injury. "Seems like I've been going through it this last while," he said on Instagram. Since his injury he has flown home and is now focusing on making a full recovery to return strong for the end of the season.

We wish Greg all the best in his recovery.

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 Maribor withdraws from World Cup after injuring its riders
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 The pull out game is strong Maribor.
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 "That's a lot of damage, not even k-tape can fix that"
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 Lol. I feel duct tape might be more effective at this point for keeping riders in one piece through the season
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 The best in k-taping is the "gate control" you get while removing it Wink
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 His brain was still scrambled from concussion that led to the next injury...bloody shame!!
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 How many riders will there be left
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 Finals will be Daprela with a broken nose racing Vergier on a flat tire
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 Just tell us who will be racing instead.
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 Why WC riders aren't using ankle braces for these races? I've heard that the use of clipless pedals makes your ankle "weaker" than a flat pedal. The logic for me is that these pedals keep you from using all your muscles on the ankle and leg. We know almost all of the riders on the WC circuit use clipless pedals. I know that in a big crash any protection could fail in a way but I would prefer to be all geared up for that painful moment.
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 Dabbing a foot at WC speeds with a ankle brace and you’ll get the same result
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 Danish cycling should take note... this is appropriate use of tape. Get well soon Greg!
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 Had this same injury last year... probably several ligaments and tendons damaged (stretched/torn). It will be unstable for quite some time without surgery to tighten things up. Will need an MRI to confirm after swelling goes down.
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 Yeah I did this same injury this year, no crash. It’s 7 weeks in and still got a way to go. Mri showed no need for surgery but it seems like it’s taking forever. Progress is there though and I’m looking forward to pedaling soon!
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 @1stevenml: same injury 1+ year ago (otb rolled ankle). Torn ligament. Stability didn’t return to normal until 8 months in. Swelling was excessive until 8 months in then became just swollen.. The turn around for me was a second opinion and cortisone injection with a third round of physical therapy. A little over a year now and ankle feels 100% BUT crazily enough is still slightly swollen.
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 Sorry Greg, I'll take you off my fantasy team again.
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 So when I select the few remaining riders for my fantasy team I don’t think there will be anyone left healthy after the race!
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 Can we get a list of who IS racing? Lots of unfortunate withdrawals.
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 Injury Report Thursday sucks. Make it stop.
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 Can’t tell which is more cringe inducing, the busted ankle or the haircut! Just kidding, wishing you a speedy recovery.
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 High pivot bikes spit you out every now and then ?
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 Dropping like files
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 Heal quick gregg
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 At this rate the list of people not injured will be shorter.
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 What was the bearded guy doing in that video?
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 Covid, scary, heal up quick mo

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