4X ProTour Round 1 – Course Preview

Here is Scott from the weekend during a practice session doing a course preview for the Winterberg track and also commentating on it on his way down!

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4X ProTour Round 1 – Report and Images

Hi all,

Well we can’t quite believe what just happened! To say we have just had one of our best weekends of racing ever is an understatement.

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After 10 weeks of injury hell, Scott was back racing for the first time this year at round 1 of the 2015 4X ProTour at Winterberg in Germany. The event, held as part of the Dirtmasters Festival is always huge. Big crowds, 3 days of action and a fun track to get the season started. For Scott though, it was always going to be a tough weekend. With a separated shoulder and a Prolapse L4/L5 disc in his back, this was going to be a real test of where he was in the recovery process. Yeti Racing UK team were expecting him to qualify and then see what happened but things went pretty good for Boom Boom.

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In qualifying on Saturday, a clean run gave Scott 3rd overall which was so unexpected, Scott couldn’t quite believe it! After a good meal and a decent night’s sleep we were back on Sunday to see what would unfold.

Scott won his first round of racing, his second round of racing and he won the quarter final. From here on it was going to get tough. In his semi final, Scott rode a defensive lap and held on to 2nd position. He had made it into the final! In the final, he knew he had a problem. His back was now hurting and his gate just was not on point at all. He came out of the gate in 4th then on the first turn swooped low, assuming the other 3 riders would make some contact. They did and Scott was away in 2nd, chasing the leader Quentin Derbier. Scott was all over his back wheel but at the finish line could not find a way past him. It was 2nd for Scott at the opening round of the 2015 4X ProTour.

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It didn’t matter though. For Scott this result was very much unexpected and it felt better than winning. He was racing again and still after all the injury problems, very much still in the hunt for the 2015 4X ProTour overall crown.

The next race is on June 6th at Fort William for round 2 of the 4X ProTour in front of the home crowd. With another 10 days of rehab under his belt, Scott should be in even better shape to go racing.

See you all at the Fort.

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Scott Beaumont Injury Update

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Back to racing this weekend

After what has been a very tough 10 weeks for Yeti Racing UK rider Scott Beaumont, we are very excited to announce that Scott will return to racing this coming weekend at 4X ProTour round 1 at Winterberg, Germany.

The initial injury – a type 2 separated shoulder, was very severe and continues to be a problem for Scott in every day life, let alone racing a bike. What has really caused problems is that, the rest and recovery time has also brought to the fore another injury that Scott was carrying that we were unaware of.

A prolapse L5 and L4 disc in Scott’s back has been pressing on the S1 nerve that runs down Scott’s left leg which has been giving Scott permanent pins and needles in his left leg. It is also very severe and continues to be a problem with ongoing treatment for the foreseeable future.

In the last 10 weeks, Scott has visited 7 different hospitals, had over 20 appointments, seen 10 different specialists, had MRI’s, accupuncture, osteopathy and several rounds of physiotherapy!

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However…… Even at this stage the news is not all good. Three doctors that Scott has seen have advised that racing at this stage of the recovery process is not recomended. However, one of Scott’s Doctors has said that if he can stand the pain, then racing is an option. I’m sure you can all guess which Doctor Scott is listening to…….

Scott is aware that racing ‘could’ lead to further damage, but it is a risk he is willing to take.

So on Thursday, we are heading out to Winterberg to get the 2015 4X ProTour campaign started. Scott will participate in the practice session on Friday and we will assess throughout the weekend. His current level of fitness and ability on the bike is certainly not going to be 100% but with cabin fever well and truly set in at the moment, Scott is determined to give it a go this weekend in Winterberg.

The race will be live on: http://bigair.tv/live/

Finally. We want to thank all the team sponsors for being so understanding at this time. Scott has only ever sat out any part of a race season back in 2001 when he had a fracture disslocation of his left ankle. Injuries thankfully are few and far between for Scott but on this occasion all of our team sponsors have been extremely supportive and we thank you all for that.

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