Tahnee Seagrave Out of Fort William World Cup DH 2019 [Updated]

May 31, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  
World Cup leader Tahnee Seagrave out n the rain during track walk.


Update: Tahnee is officially out of the Fort William World Cup.

bigquotesI had a pretty bad crash on my first run. (You can see @fmdracing story for the sequence) and my shoulder landed real heavy on a rock. All we know atm from an X-ray is that I have an AC joint tear which has separated my collarbone from my shoulder. There is possible further ligament damage so I am heading home to see a specialist to find out, and see how quickly I can be back! Fingers crossed the damage stops at the AC joint, in which case I’ll be back sooner rather than later, but definitely missing Fort William and most likely Leogang.Tahnee Seagrave






Original Story:

Reports have surfaced that Tahnee Seagrave has suffered a collarbone injury at the Fort William World Cup and may have to sit out the race after being taken away in an ambulance.

The winner in Fort William last year, Tahnee was due to race with the number 1 plate for the first time in her career this weekend despite having previously won 7 World Cups. Fate may have dealt her a cruel hand though, and she may now have to wait even longer.

Tahnee did not register a run in timed training and Singletrack and Wideopen are reporting that Tahnee went over the bars and will be off the bike with a suspected broken collarbone. With Leogang just a week away, this could play serious havoc with her overall campaign too.

The number 1 plate in Tahnee Seagrave s bike for the first time.

Healing vibes go out to Tahnee and we'll update this story with more news and some confirmation when we get it.


112 Comments

  • + 242
 That sucks in every possible way. She’s a key player in this game. Heal up
  • - 69
flag onemanarmy Plus (May 31, 2019 at 10:39) (Below Threshold)
 Mos Def. Only upside is seeing some of those 4-8 women have a real shot at a top 2. Possible first time winner. Etc. But it does make Atherton the highest percentage winner in the fantasy league. Not changing my team though. LOL! Bummed for Tahnee no doubt. She was looking really fast
  • + 89
 @onemanarmy: I did not mean Fantasy game...
  • + 18
 @WAKIdesigns: @WAKIdesigns: No kidding. It was a secondary thought.

Sucks huge for her to get hurt. My main point is that we'll see some new faces in top. Which is good for women's racing. Injuries are never "good". Especially when you're talking about one of the top 2 riders in the world. Was a simple point.

Personally I'm bummed. I was really looking forward to seeing her and Rachel battle for a full season. My hope is that since this is not fully confirmed is that it's not busted and simply just really sore. Missing one event sucks. Missing 2 really sucks. Breaking bones sucks even more than that.

You'll notice that my other comment says zero about the fantasy game. Like I said... secondary thought. And trust me... there's probably 5000 people that went... hell, need to change my team. Thought coming into thought does nothing to diminish how bummed a person is for that athlete's injury.
  • + 6
 @onemanarmy: as a well functioning, part time psychopath, I... I... I don’t really care what you meant, I am intelligent enough to know you meant no wrong Big Grin

No disrespect to Rachel but she made it quite boring. I would love womens DH to be as vibrant s womens XC. And Tahnee as well as Myriam always make it worth watching.
  • + 0
 It sucks when any of these riders get hurt. That is the most important thing. Hope it is not bad and that she recovers quickly. Second most important thing to me in this article is...Can someone else like Rachel race in those pants. Those pants are AWESOME!!! Not to downplay the injury of course.
  • + 1
 It does not appear that she was wearing any pads on the arms/shoulders. Does that sort of body armor help at protecting from this sort of injury?
  • + 2
 @aelazenby: Depends on the impact.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: No Doubt. There's something rad about someone completely dominate. But at some point you want that to stop... or you want that person to at least appear challenged.

It's like watching Holl right now. You know that baring a crash or a mechanical no other Jr. Female is going to be anywhere near her. Only reason you follow it is to see how's she's doing compared to the elites she'll face next year.

I was actually really looking forward to the women's class this year. Still am but it's much less interesting without Tahnee in the game.

I'm still really enjoying watching Nina Hoffman, Cabirou, Hrastnik, Siegenthaler, Widmann, etc. Depth of the top 8 or so is much better than it's been for quite awhile. Especially when they're all healthy.
  • + 2
 @aelazenby: AC joint tears suck bad. Sometimes a broken collar bone is better news depending on the damage. Really hoping she's got something relatively minor in there that can be fixed without surgery.

With the style of impact she had I don't think a back brace or any of the normal pads folks where would have helped.
  • - 2
 @aelazenby: Yep, and now gonna have to pay the price. Unfortunately, its not just she, most of the pros are taking the risk of riding in practice runs with not extra protection, and to me this is costly mistake, but yeah who am I to say so..
  • + 7
 @cholla: you are kidding right?
There is no protective gear that will prevent an ac separation.
Fullface, kneepads, gloves always for downhill. Maybe a neck brace and back protector.
Everything else is just to prevent scrapes and bruises and will restrict your movement, so why would a world cup pro wear it?
  • + 1
 I have had this separation and it was brutal. I am fairly certain that the armor I was wearing actually helped to cause it @aelazenby:
  • + 6
 First off, people need to stop believing body armor does wonders. It doesn’t. It just doesn’t prevent serious injuries, get it in your heads. Knee pad can save your knee cap from being torn out or deformed by impact, it will protect outer tendons - but it won’t prevent the most serious injuries like tearing ACL. Helmet will protect your skull from cracking, it won’t protect it from serious concussions, no matter how many coloured graphs MIPS or 6D does. Spine protector may by a tiny chance protect your vertebrae from minor cracks, it will not do pretty much anything to protect you against becoming a parapelgic if a bad enough fall happens. Won’t even help you with disc hernia. People break elbows through elbow pads. Elbow pads will not prevent forearm fracture. Shin pad won’t prevent tibia fracture. There is no freaking protection that can prevent dislocation or separation of AC.

@cholla - you are an a*shole
  • + 2
 @onemanarmy: Indeed same simple crash for me, would give my left nut to have a collarbone break instead. Went without surgery and can ride fine but it's like a scar never the same.
  • + 2
 @aelazenby: Got a grade 3 in brand new SixSixOne body protection suit. Rocks laugh at protection, they see it as a challenge. Sucks for Tahnee. She will have the best advice and rehab and of course her fitness and her youth to assist her. Good luck!
  • - 2
 @rolandpoland: I got grade 2 when my front wheel washed out in a berm. People who come to the comment board to moralize on use of protection, probably had some traumatic experiences in the childhood. So when they go to a bike park they are afraid they will fall and Mommy or Daddy will take their bike away. I cannot think of anything else than overprotective parents that can create “Safety First Kind of Guy”. I see such people damaging their kids on playgrounds when I’m there with my kids.
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns: I'm not moralising on the use of protection. Protection can't protect you from the inevitable. That's my point. An accident is an accident. However, everyone should wear a helmet. That's the only thing anyone should insist on. Agreed?
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns: I would never advise a professional what to do. She is a professional. Just bad luck.
  • + 1
 I did not mean that you moralize. I was with you on that one.
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns: All good dude.
  • - 2
 @rolandpoland: it’s just that as soon as there is some injured athlete there’s a bunch of folks having something smart to say about body protection. Yet everytime I go to a trail center or a bike park I see brake burners geared up from head to toes and anyone with slight clue about riding knows they will eat shit hard sooner or later. Because they suck big time, because they are afraid of everything. Then they post a pic from hospital with caption “X protection saved me”, Trying to redeem themselves from God knows what. People full of baseless shame, projecting their sad anxiety on others
  • + 2
 @onemanarmy: They wouldn’t have. All it takes is enough of am impact at the right angle. I did it twice to the same shoulder, once from football (a type 1 tear), the 2nd from mountain biking which was much worse. A type 4 full separation of all the AC joint ligaments along with bone deformity. The number of professional football and hockey players with shoulder separation injuries, even with their sport-specific gear designed for shoulder impacts should be proof enough.

The upside is that once the ligaments heal themselves, the pain is completely gone and aside for an ugly bump from the collar bone not being connected to the scapula any longer, ROM is back to normal and all is good. I was back to riding in 3 weeks after mine and back to 100% pain free after about 6 months
  • + 0
 @Kenfire24: i “have” grade 2 in one shoulder and “had” grade 1 in another. Even grade 2, years fter the injury can be a pain in the ass for some folks, like it can be to me. The bone simply pops out of the new socket while sleeping on the side. It stopped after I started working out a lot and some more meat grew around it.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: absolutely! I definitely feel that I lucked out with the injury due to my muscle mass. I 100% believe that it sped up both the healing process and keeping everything together. I haven’t (yet) suffered any dislocation or anything like that. I no longer do any bench presses over 225 or so just because my right shoulder does feel a little unstable after the injury. No pain, just a little less confidence under weight.

Luckily for pro athletes like Tahnee, their fitness is at such a high level that I’m sure the healing process will be speedy. I bet she’ll be back to riding and racing ASAP.
  • + 0
 @Kenfire24: Actually what did it for my shoulder health was caliesthenics.
The less dynamic one. It is cool to do muscle ups but it is a torture for tendons. But other kinds, particularly those on the floor do wonders for shoulder stability. Even simple scap push ups and scap pullups are amazing. I tore attachment of pectoralis major in my shoulder and was stupid enough to ride the whole day after, despite the pain. This caused my deltoid to take lots of stabilizing work inflaming the whole are, finally getting the bursitis which wouldn’t go away for months, limiting my shoulder movement by a lot. When it finally let go my ROM was no more than 80% and I felt pain everytime I would pull hard woth my shoulder. Doctor said, it’s gunna be this way, sorry... then I first started hanging therapy which cured the shoulder within 1,5 month to full ROM. Then caliesthenics made it solid and popping out of the collarbone (same shoulder) went away. Check out thenx.com works way better than yoga or some functional movement mumbo jumbo
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Lol! Dude you're killing this thread! Love it.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: also. Sounds like your shoulder is in a similar boat as mine. It got so bad it would pop out just using a floor jack.

I spent a solid year doing serious rehab, massage, etc to avoid the surgery multiple surgeons recommended. It doesn't pop out anymore. Pain is fine outside of arthritis. ROM maybe 85 to 90. I'm gonna research this hanging therapy. Thank you.
  • + 1
 A real shame - she was one of fastest and most stylish riders in the Vital RAW I just watched. She has gotten so good in the last year.
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns: While protection may not have helped Tahnee in this case or injuries from hyperextension, etc. it's asinine to say that gear does as little as you're claiming.

You get a concussion in a helmet. Without the helmet you die. Pads are great at preventing lacerations and contusions. They can prevent broken patellas and elbows too (or they might not). You can always get seriously hurt in pads, but the line between broken and not broken vertebrae moves when you add a back protector. Same for basically every other part+armour.

It's weird that you're so hostile to people who wear armour. Plenty of pros wear braces, chest protectors, etc. Nikolai Rogatkin is always kitted to f*ck in body armour and I'm sure that's one element that led him to the Triple Crown, i.e. he's not always injuring himself.
  • - 1
 @rezrov: me hostile to folks wearing protection- no. Hostile to folks moralizing on wearing padding to an injured athlete yes. You obviously miss the context here, this year there’s been plenty of top athletes getting injured and each occasion was accompanied by folks being smart asses about what to wear and not to wear.

Gearing up has a profound effect on the mental state when riding the bike which is essential for keep it rubber side up. For some gearing up works for some doesn’t. Some think they are doing a right thing when they don’t and the other way around. “Wear all protection possible at all times” is not the answer to everything and I am 100% certain by working with beginners and observing people in the bike park, that it is not the right approach.

Nicholi Rogatkin fell off a cliff as tall as a 3 storey building and kept riding. Nothing can protect you from yourself.
  • + 52
 Fuck
  • + 9
 Exactly
  • + 47
 No way! Heal up soon Tahnee!
  • + 43
 Gutted for her. She's worked so hard to get that #1 plate...
  • + 19
 Ugh.. Sad to hear the news. Was hoping she and Rach would have a solid race. Heal up! A win would help Atherton bike co. But no one wants that type of win, especially Rachael. I love watching them both.
  • + 1
 My thoughts exactly, what a shame!
  • + 15
 Ahhh, the collarbone! The scourge of the mountain biker's body!
  • + 9
 roadies too, they snap like bird bones
  • + 1
 Truest statement. The scourge of any cyclist's body, I broke my first one riding ramps.
  • + 8
 And with Nicole out it looks like Rach is gona run away with it
  • + 6
 Nope. Hannah is always ready to win and Cabirou is one good weekend away from being one of the top women.
  • + 3
 @thesharkman: I'd love Tracey to find the extra few seconds of speed to really compete for the top spot but I just don't think she's quite in the same tier as Rach and Tahnee.
  • + 0
 @Preachey: I know what you mean, and she's been off the pace since her last injury. But seeing tahnee and myriam out might light a now-or-never fire in her.
  • + 6
 Saw the medics with her trackside earlier! Giving her gas and she was not looking good! Sad times as was really hoping to see her race on Sunday
  • + 3
 I've ripped both shoulders like that, where the collar bone doesn't break just rips from the shoulder, and didn't get surgery. Now that I'm older those shits are really hurting. So take the time to get the surgery and heal up properly. I wish you the best. Read up on the advantages of rehabbing with gelatin as part of your diet. Looks promising for ligament injuries.
  • + 3
 Tough blow. Was looking like a season she could finally push that 1 plate all season. Healing vibes. This really puts a damper on the women's elite class. But on the flip side we'll see some doors open for people like Nina and Cabirou, Hrastnik, etc. Could have some new first time winners.
  • + 3
 That is a complete bummer. I hope it it is only a grade 1 or grade 2 separation as the recovery period is reasonable. Grade 3 would freaking suck. The recovery from surgery for that one takes a lonnnnng time. And it takes forever to get over the fear of re-injury.
  • + 6
 And the season may have lost some drama at the top. Dang.
  • + 6
 sending healing vibes - wanna see some drama on that women top tier
  • + 3
 I really wish that the women's field was big enough that an injury, or a sickness, didn't take the other rider with the chance for the overall out of contention. Come on, more ladies in DH.
  • + 2
 Blake Baggett finished a 450 moto with a broken collar bone. Josh Hill broke his at a supercross, got it pinned, and was back the next week. Although my own myriad injuries tell me that schmaybe motocrossers are not the best example to follow.
  • + 1
 And there's Jorge Lorenzo in MotoGP--broke collarbone, got it pinned, raced next day and got fifth. Mental.
  • + 1
 Jeffrey Herlings also managed to win the MXGP series last season (his debut), mssing only a single round with a broken collarbone..
  • + 2
 hmm, I got a 3rd degree AC separation at whistler 4 months after a bone marrow transplant... I couldn't do anything for several months. Doc told me there, oh, you will be back in 6 weeks, hell it was 6 months... I could be a weiner though Smile Didn't do surgery though, maybe should have... now I got a chicken wing sticking up.

Hoping hers is minor... can't imagine these guys getting pinned and racing...
  • + 2
 @level4designs: ive got my collar bone pointing out too. Its like a badge of honour?
  • + 4
 Sucks indeed. My daughter is racing at Ft. Bill and I really hate seeing anybody get hurt. I hope Tahnee has a quick recovery and that everyone gets down the track safely!
  • + 5
 Healing vibes from Canada ! Get well
  • + 1
 I really, really hope that the top of her humerus isn't messed up like what it sounds like might be the case. I would not wish that on anyone. I shattered mine a little over a year ago requiring two hail mary surgeries to fix it and I won't go into details but my god, it was hell and it's never going to be anywhere close to 100% again. And I got lucky that they were able to fix it and keep the bone alive.

Fingers crossed for this girl, I hope the MRI results come back good.
  • + 1
 Separated my shoulder 4 weeks ago and I'm just getting back on the bike - let's hope the severity of the injury is not too bad. She'll have the best physios and motivation to get back on it which can only help
  • + 1
 That sucks! I'm also healing up from an AC separation. Two months in and i'm just getting back on the road bike, but i'm an old guy, so Tahnee will heal much faster. Get better soon!
  • + 1
 Thing about shoulder surgeries is, there's a LOT more sensory nerves involved than in leg breaks, etc. It freaking HURT a lot longer than I was fully prepared for. Created many complications.
  • + 2
 Gutted come on Tanhee I’ve travelled miles to whatch I and Rach do battle your A ledgend hope all is ok
Healing vibes from the Jdog ????????????????
  • + 4
 Noooooooo! What a bummer!
  • + 1
 Well that sucks. Myriam and Tahnee out. I know all the girls train hard but I really want to see Tahnee earn an WC overall title.
  • + 2
 Tahnee, don't let this bring you down! You still have a bright future ahead of you! We're rootin for ya!
  • + 0
 I don't know about you all, but I'm going to be a bit suspicious of Kaos looks a bit on short side standing in the start box. But hey, got to get those UCI points somehow. Just kidding. Heal up, Tahnee!
  • + 4
 Noooooo!
  • + 1
 This one really sucks, terrible news. Praying and sending you healing vibes for a fast recovery. Tahnee, keep your head up!!!
  • + 1
 For anyone that does break their collarbone in the future and they offer surgery, take it! much better
  • + 1
 Noooo, so gutted hopefully she's back for Sunday, if not leogang ????????????????????????????????????
  • + 1
 Heal up Tahnee! i did the same thing to my shoulder a few years back. 6 months of not being able to sleep on my right side
  • + 1
 Nooooooooooo, This is the worst news ever.... GWS tahnee....all the best Thinking of u
  • + 1
 Wishing you a speedy recovery. You're a truly great competitor and fun to watch you race
  • + 1
 Just after she earned the leaders jersey too, damn. Heal up fast Tahnee!
  • + 1
 Heal up Tahnee - The global mountain bike community is thinking of you!
  • + 1
 I know you'll come back strong! Get well soon.
  • + 1
 Gutted for her maybe chance for Hannah to shine.
  • + 1
 This sucks. First Myriam now Tahnee.

Get well soon girls Frown
  • + 1
 Damn, what a bummer! Heal up soon Tanner!
  • + 1
 Damn you autocorrect!
  • - 1
 I have never understood why these racers dont wear shoulder protection like in the 90s dainese style hard core pads that prevented this simple shoulder inuries
  • + 2
 Damn it..
  • + 1
 Such a bummer, this makes me really sad.
  • + 1
 noooooooooooooooooooooooo!
  • + 1
 Sending healing vibes Tahnee. Terrible news Frown .
  • + 2
 Noooooooooooooo!
  • + 1
 Terrible news, healing vibes from me at home with a broken collarbone too!
  • + 2
 Flat out sucks.
  • + 1
 Oh no! Sending healing vibes and I really hope you're back on track soon.
  • + 0
 Pinkbike predictions already wrong before the weekend even starts! ;-) That sucks for Tahnee! Healing vibes!
  • + 1
 Gutted
  • + 1
 Ahhh no!!
  • + 1
 ~~~**Healing ViBeZ***~~~
  • + 1
 Still number 1!
  • + 1
 NOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • + 0
 Classic example of being clipped in!!! Scorpion
  • + 1
 get well soon!!
  • + 1
 Booooooo!
  • + 1
 Get well soon
  • + 1
 Good recovery !
  • + 1
 Fuck
  • + 0
 Get well soon.
*Frantically changes fantasy league team.
  • + 0
 PIN IT TO WIN IT!!!
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