With the first round of the 2015 World Cup DH season well underway in Lourdes, France, there's been one racer noticeably absent from the proceedings: Devinci Global Racing's Steve Smith. After a breakout performance in 2013, Smith was forced to miss the first two stops of the World Cup last year due to an pre-season ankle injury
, and then went on to suffer another injury at Mont Saint Anne that effectively took him out of commission for the remainder of the season.
Unfortunately, it looks like the Canadian Chainsaw Massacre's bad luck hasn't ended, and according to Devinci Global Racing, "Steve Smith will sit out the first round of the 2015 UCI World Cup. Due to an unrelated injury to his navicular bone in his foot Steve has been sidelined for recent weeks."
|We approached the injury with great optimism that he would be fit to return at round one in Lourdes, France. These hopes have fallen short, and Steve will have to wait. - Gabe Fox, DGR Team Manager|
Hopefully we'll see the Sender back in action at the second round of the World Cup, which takes place on June 6th in Fort William, Scotland.www.devinci.com