Tahnée’s Road to Recovery
As the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Season opened in Maribor, Slovenia, the women’s field was at the center of attention. Seagrave was primed to take the lead after finishing second in the 2018 World Cup series and at World Championships in Switzerland.
As the race weekend unfolded, Seagrave came away victorious, claiming the leader’s jersey for the first time in her career.
Round two would see the series move on to Fort William, Scotland, where Seagrave looked to go two for two. It was not to be however, and Seagrave’s World Cup goals were stopped in their tracks, with a crash on her first run of practice resulting in her being lifted off the mountain with a separated shoulder.
As the race season continued to play out in dramatic form, Seagrave was left to watch it from the sidelines.
“I remember wanting to think about my season and wanting to be upset about the fact I wouldn’t be racing because I knew that was the case, but the pain was so high that I couldn’t think about anything else but my shoulder” Seagrave reflected.
Seagrave’s attention shifted to her recovery and her focus was set on returning to race World Championships in Canada, just three months after her injury.
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