Martin Söderström is a rider who has always oozed class. From the way he can make the most basic of tricks look so stylish, to a resume of contest wins from all over the world, there's no doubting his ability.
But just when a victory on the biggest stage of them all, Crankworx' Red Bull Joyride, seemed his for the taking, he suffered a brutal leg break that would see him staring retirement and a life away from riding right in the face.
Thankfully, it wasn't to be, however. Söderström called on the same determination he'd used to reach the top of the sport to climb back on to his bike again. We'll be chronicling in detail the bone-crushing lows and free-wheeling highs of his return to riding in a two-part feature. This week, we follow Söderström as he takes his first steps to getting back on the bike again following a long period of rehabilitation.
Stay tuned to see more on his road to recovery in part two next week.
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