Last year’s Crankworx Whistler slopestyle winner Andreu Lacondeguy recently broke the scaphoid bone in his right hand during a training session. The Spaniard had surgery and got a small screw implemented to fix his bone, and is aiming to return for the 26TRIX event in mid July.
“I have had some problems with my hand for a few weeks now. But it wasn’t that bad," Lacondeguy said. "I mean, it didn’t hurt that much, so I didn’t go to the doctor.
"But man, after a really hard crash a few days before, I knew that it is broken and had to do something about it. I'm just back from the doctor now and had surgery on my scaphoid bone, it went perfect."
Lacondeguy’s season started pretty well, winning the White Style winter slopestyle competition in Leogang, Austria at the beginning of 2009. Afterwards, Andreu and his brother Lluis rode their own spot called “Laconland” a lot, as well as Andreu doing some freestyle motocross (FMX) sessions with his buddy Edgar Torronteras.
"My hand is not at 100 percent at the moment, but it will be in a few weeks," he added. "I will ride a lot of trails before doing my biggest tricks again. I will also ride the moto track before I hit the ramps again. I think that I’ll be back for the ANTI Days of Thunder.
"After that event everyone will see the craziest Lako ever!”
The best option to meet Lacondeguy again is probably the Big in Bavaria event during the Bike Expo tradeshow in Munich at the last weekend of July.