One log is all it took to wipe out two stars at the SuperEnduro World Championship finale in Riesa at the weekend – Taddy Blazusiak and Cody Webb both suffered broken wrists, ruling them out of their respective outdoor hard enduro season starts.

Taddy Blazusiak and Cody Webb will both by facing a few months off their bikes following identical, though separate, incidents on the same log at the penultimate round of the SuperEnduro season in Germany.

Taddy was fighting for the podium places overall with Jonny Walker and Colton Haaker when he came up short jumping through the middle section of the track. The front wheel of his GASGAS hit against the log and the impact through the bars broke his right wrist. He pulled off the track immediately in obvious pain and was attended by medics on the track before being taken to the nearby hospital in Dresden for surgery.

“The important thing was to operate immediately to stabilise the injury,” says Taddy’s GASGAS Factory Racing team manager, Fabio Farioli. “He immediately underwent surgery on Saturday night in Dresden to stabilise and repair the damage to his right wrist. It was a three-hour operation. His plan is to return to Barcelona as soon as possible for further consultation with his specialist. Like everyone we wish him a quick and strong recovery.”

Taddy intends to travel to Barcelona in Spain for consultation with Doctor Xavier Mir – a world renowned injury specialist who recently also operated on Josep Garcia’s broken hand.

Blazusiak was one of three riders duking it out for the podium places over two nights in Riesa and the racing was all the poorer for not having the action man in there to the final flag. One conciliation for Taddy is being the only rider to take a moto win away from Billy Bolt’s winning run this indoor season.

Cody’s woes

Remarkably, the same log also caught out Cody Webb, although it took the Sherco rider until the final moto to be bitten by it, right before the one lap to go sign in fact.

“I mis-timed a triple and slammed the front end into a log.” Cody explains. “Instantly I knew something was wrong and pulled off the track. This was the same wrist I broke last August.

“I ended up breaking my radius at the joint. I will see a specialist when I get home and get a game plan and rough timeline. Hoping to avoid surgery. Obviously bummed but still in good spirits! Was so excited about the US Hard Enduro series, but I’ll be taking a mandatory break for a bit.”


Cody spent time in the local hospital, waiting more than being operated on, but returned to the Sachsen Arena on Sunday to take up commentator duties on the SuperEnduro TV live feed.  

He was due to begin the outdoor AMA Hard Enduro season starts this coming weekend, March 26 at the Grinding Stone Hard Enduro in Page, Arizona.

Taddy meanwhile will miss the opening rounds of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship which starts on April 5 at the Minus 400 in Israel.

Enduro21 wishes a speedy recovery for both riders.


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