Commencal shared on social media that Thibaut Daprela will not be racing tomorrow after a crash in qualifying today, a heartbreaking loss of the overall title. We've heard the injury may be a broken fibula, likely down at his ankle, but that's yet to be confirmed. Update: Daprela confirmed that he appears to have broken his thumb and his fibula.
|Man down! @thibautdaprela will be back, but sadly he won’t be racing tomorrow. Get well soon Titi!—Commencal Bikes|
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
We wish him all the best in his recovery and congratulate him on an incredible season.
To be fair, 2020 was a weird year so maybe you don’t want to count it, but I had him on my fantasy team last year
I’m sure nobody would feel this way if someone had 2 DNFs to start the season and then went on a winning pace through to the end.
BTW this is exactly what Vergier has done, isn't it? Had a few poor results early in the season and now is on fire and competing for the overall. Tomorrow is going to be awesome to watch.
Vergier needs to get at least 47 points (so at least 19th which awards 48 points) to pass Daprela.
Bruni needs to get at least 126 points to pass Daprela (so at least 5th which awards 132) as well as 79 points MORE than however many Vergier gets.
If Loris finishes ahead of Loic in the top 19 of the rankings, he takes the title.
Here are the scenarios where Loris still takes it:
Bruni win, loris second
Bruni 2nd, loris 5th
Bruni 3rd, loris 9th
Bruni 4th loris 13th
Bruni 5th, loris 16th.
If they both get flats, who knows. Reece!
TD threw a hand grenade into DH a bit like how Amaury did, but hand grenades aren't known for their slow burn longevity. I'm sure he and AP will prove me wrong. Imagine those two and the LoLo brothers all healthy over the course of a season (and the rest of them for that matter). As Finn keeps saying, what a sport!
It'd be even more interesting if he was racing, which I really wish he still was.
Sad. Hope he returns swinging and riding wildly next season!
And that he was feeling fine and likibg the changes to the track.
Seems like he will be riding?
World champs amd overall will be his 2022
...i'll get my tinfoil hat!