Andreas Kolb Missing the Fort William DH World Cup with an Elbow Injury

May 19, 2022 at 6:16
by Ed Spratt  

Andreas Kolb has announced that he will be missing this weekend's World Cup after crashing while riding at Dyfi Bike Park.

The Atherton team riders will not be trying to improve upon his 22nd place at the opening World Cup in Lourdes after a nasty crash at Dyfi Bike Park led to a broken radial head in his elbow. While Andreas won't be at round two, he says that he should only be missing one race with a return between the tape for Leogang in June.

bigquotesHad a crash at Dyfi Bikepark on Saturday which has led to a broken radial head in my elbow. That means I won’t be racing in Fort William this weekend…

I‘m pretty sure this is going to be the only race I’ll miss and I‘m already looking forward to be back racing in Leogang.
Andreas Kolb

We wish Andreas all the best with his recovery and hope he is back in time for Leogang.


19 Comments

  • 9 0
 I injured my funny bone, too one time. It wasn't very funny.
  • 1 0
 It’s a super painful injury
  • 10 0
 There’s nothing humerus about it
  • 2 0
 Nice one, but that's your ulnar nerve dude!
  • 6 0
 Was just thinking of going sans elbow pads this season. Wearing them sucks until you go down.
  • 1 0
 But radial head injuries are mostly due to hand/wrist energy transfer
  • 3 0
 I tried one season of bike park laps without them. Lasted a glorious cool and comfy 92 laps before I put a golf ball size hole in my elbow that took over a year to heal. Every two days going into the hospital to get the wound scraped with a little circular shaped scalpel thing. The infection that ensued had the doctors asking me if I had put any green creams on it, and sending away for testing. Talking forest green. Ion E Pact elbow pads are now the go to. They stay in place. lol
  • 1 0
 @dkendy1: Yikes. I guess I'm keeping those hot, uncomfortable, always slipping down pads on. Thanks for correcting me.
  • 6 0
 Oh so schade, nach den 3.en Platz in Fort Bill, alles gute
  • 2 0
 Gesundheit.
  • 3 0
 Man! What a bummer! Met him once while trail riding in Graz, nice guy had a brief chat with him - even bigger fan since then - heal well!
  • 3 0
 Nothing humerus about this. I'll get my coat.
  • 1 0
 Dyfi took people out I was saying all those party laps down the jump lines before a world cup was kinda weird. Particularly Laurie's big technical line.
  • 2 0
 someone know what happened with finn iles?
  • 2 0
 Concussion riding at home in Canada a few weeks back.
  • 3 1
 he broke his elbow Knolb off
  • 1 0
 this sucks, get healthy soon !
  • 1 0
 Ulnar nerve damage took me out of mountain biking.
  • 1 0
 forever? damn





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