Mathias Flueckiger shared in an update on his website that he will miss the Snowshoe, USA, and Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada World Cup rounds.
He explained that after his midrace crash
with Nino Schurter in Lenzerheide, he's been the target of an overwhelming amount of internet hate that has felt shocking and hurtful to him. Luckily, he wrote, his team and training environment helped him to focus on the task at hand and he was able to win the short track race in Vallnord before becoming ill and testing positive for Covid.
Although he is feeling better, he wrote, he has decided to skip the two North American rounds of the World Cup to reset and recover before the end of the season.
We hope to see Flueckiger back on his bike at full strength soon.
Read the full update here